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1866 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7565, 7616

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,100
Proofs: 30

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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 164, illustrated, not sold

Brilliant Proof, with claims to a slightly higher grade.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1643, plated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 421, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 70, illustrated, sold for $977.50  From the gold dollar set purchased from Rowe and Brownlee, February 24, 1967

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 71, illustrated, sold for $747.50  From Stack's sale of the Shapero Collection, October 1971, Lot 706

AU-55, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5958, not illustrated, sold for $391.00  From the Clyde Godfrey CollectionAbout Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1424, sold for $115.00


Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.

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