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1868 GOLD DOLLAR
1868 Gold Dollar

1868 Gold Dollar - The 1868 Gold Dollar is scarce. Most graded coins are in the mid-Uncirculated grades with 3 MS68s being the finest. Many examples have deeply mirrored surfaces and are easily confused with proof; however, all true proofs have 180 degree rotation giving them a medal instead of a coin turn.

Specifications:
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 1.672 grams (25.8 grains) (.0538 troy ounces)
Diameter: 15 millimeters
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Gold Content: 1.505 grams (23.22 grains) (.0484 troy ounces)

In 1868 President Andrew Johnson was impeached. The impeachment ended with his acquittal by the Senate. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was passed. It overturned the Dred Scott ruling by the Supreme Court which said that blacks could not be citizens of the United States. Also in this amendment, local governments required states to provide equal protection to all citizens under the law.

Grant was elected President.

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