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1836 Gobrecht Seated Dollar - 1oz Copper Medallion - Proof Like
1836 Gobrecht Seated Dollar - 1oz Copper Medallion - Proof Like

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Our Price: $2.99
Year: Various
Composition: .999 % pure fine copper

Product Code: 29078


1836 Gobrecht Seated Dollar - 1oz Copper Medallion

The Gobrecht dollar, minted from 1836-1839, was the first silver dollar struck for circulation by the United States Mint since production of that denomination was officially halted in 1806. The coin was struck in small numbers to determine whether the reintroduced silver dollar would be well received by the public.

In 1835, Director of the United States Mint Samuel Moore resigned his post, and Robert M. Patterson assumed the position. Shortly after, Patterson began an attempt to redesign the nation's coinage. After Mint Chief Engraver William Kneass suffered a stroke later that year, Christian Gobrecht was hired as an engraver. A Philadelphia artist created an obverse depicting a seated representation of Liberty, and another artist created a reverse depicting a soaring bald eagle.

After a small quantity was struck for circulation, the Mint received complaints regarding the prominent placement of Gobercht's name on the dollar, and the design was modified to incorporate his name in a less conspicuous position..

This is a 1oz Copper replica of a 1836 Gobrecht Seated Dollar. It comes in proof-like condition. To protect this coin it comes in an airtite and black felt pouch

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