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1874 GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR
1874 Gold Dollar

1874 Gold Dollar - The 1874 Gold Dollar had a large mintage of 198,000, making it one of the common dates in the series. Many examples have die deterioration and have the word LIBERTY partially or completely missing. The coin is only rare in MS68 which shows 9 coins certified.

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 1874 the Red River Indian War took place. It was a military campaign to remove the Comanche and other tribes from the Southern Plains. The war resulted in the extermination of the buffalo. It left the Texas Panhandle permanently open to settlement by ranchers and farmers.

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