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1870-S GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR
1870-S Gold Dollar

1870-S Gold Dollar - The 1870-S Gold Dollar was the last one struck at a branch mint. With a mintage of only 3,000, it is a popular date and a recognized rarity. Only 113 pieces have been certified by both major grading services with 9 in MS65 and above.

Many pieces of this date were used for jewelry. Circulated examples should be examined for solder removal.

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 1870 both Harvard and Yale University began their first graduate programs. Harvard College was established in 1636 and Yale in 1701.

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