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1885 GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR
 

1885 Gold Dollar - The 1885 Gold Dollar had a larger mintage of 11,156, yet the number of superb coins in existence is smaller than previous issues. In MS68 only 4 pieces have been certified by both grading services with none higher. They are usually found with irregular rims and prooflike surfaces.

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 1885 Grover Cleveland was inaugurated, and the Washington Monument was completed. It is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is the world’s tallest stone structure and the world’s tallest obelisk.

Construction began in 1848 but was halted from 1854 to 1877 because of a lack of funds and the intervention of the Civil War. It was dedicated on February 21, 1885.

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