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1856-D Gold Dollar Obverse      1856-D Gold Dollar Reverse

  
1856-D GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7543

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,460
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
 Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 10%

Weight: 25.8 grains (1.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-62's.

Significant examples:
PCGS AU-58 (illustrated above).  Sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 51, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00  From Stack's sale of March 29-31, 1973, Lot 749

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 979, plated, sold for $7,762.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1638, plated, sold for $11,500.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1401, sold for $4,312.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service