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1880 GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR
 

1880 Gold Dollar - The 1880 Gold Dollar had a tiny mintage of 1,600. Most survivors are in Mint State with many of them being gem and better. Only 19 have been certified in all circulated grades. The finest known are 2 MS69 examples. Over 160 have been certified MS67.

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 1880 the Panama Canal construction began under French supervision. Although it was eventually a failure, the French equipment was bought out by the United States under President Theodore Roosevelt.

In the presidential election of 1880, James A. Garfield, a Republican defeated Winfield S. Hancock, a Democrat. Garfield received a majority of Electoral College votes but won the popular vote by only 7,023 votes.

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