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Obverse of 1860 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1860 Gold Dollar

  
1860 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7555, 7610, 87610

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 36,541
Proofs: 154

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: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 163, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 648, sold for $4,600.00, "Delicate clash marks on both sides..."

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2113, sold for $322.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1414, sold for $230.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1640, plated, sold for $891.25

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