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1861 Gold Dollar, Glittering MS67
1861 G$1 MS67 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Like other gold
denominations, gold dollars were minted in generous quantities in
1861, a year that saw a large influx of the yellow metal from out
West. After the outbreak of the Civil War, gold and silver were
quickly driven out of circulation by hoarding, so it is
unsurprising to find that the 1861, with its mintage of 527,150
pieces, is readily collectible in Mint State grades through MS62
and MS63. Even near-Gems do not pose much of an issue. The
certified population thins out in MS65. Eight Premium Gems are
reported at PCGS, and this is one of only three top-graded MS67
submissions at that service, including one coin in MS67+
None Numerically Finer
This glittering, fully struck Superb Gem features luminous orange-gold surfaces awash in frosted mint luster. Clash marks appear around the central motifs, as found on most gold dollars. Post-mint distractions are otherwise unseen.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25CU, PCGS# 7558)
Weight: 1.67 grams
Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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