Gold Dollar - The 1877 Gold Dollar had a small mintage
of 3,900. The date was hoarded by collectors and dealers.
Eleven have been certified MS68 by both
grading services combined. Most are well struck with semi-prooflike
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 1877 the Electoral Commission awarded
Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency by giving him twenty
disputed electoral votes.
The Reconstruction Era ended, and the region
of the South became a poverty-stricken area where white
supremacy was re-established.