1 Dollar "Gobrecht Dollar"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1836-1839
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 39.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Number N# 22798
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 59a.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 59a.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 59a.3,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 59a.4
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Seated Liberty, 13 stars above

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1839

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht/Thomas Sully

Reverse

Eagle flying left

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht/Titian Peale

Edge

Plain and reeded (see comments)

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

The US Coinage Act of 18 Jan. 1837 decreased the standard weight from 416 grains to 412½ grains.  The silver content was unchanged at 371¼ grains to give a silver fineness of .900.










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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1836  600 KM#59a.1 - Star field on reverse, plain edge, 1837 mintage
1836  KM#59a.2 - Star field on reverse, plain edge, restrike
1836  Restrikes not listed in SCWC (see comments)
1838  300 KM#59a.3 - No designer's name on obverse, plain field on reverse, reeded edge, 1839 mintage
1838  KM#59a.4 - No designer's name on obverse, plain field on reverse, reeded edge, restrike
1838  Restrikes not listed above (see comments)
1839  300 KM# 59a.3 - Plain field reverse, stars on obverse, name omitted, reeded edge
1839  KM# 59a.4 - Plain field reverse, stars on obverse, name omitted, reeded edge, restrike
1839  Restrikes not listed in SCWC (see comments)

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