Park Avenue Numismatics
5084 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 105
Miami, FL 33137
Toll Free: 888-419-7136
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Over 30 Years Experience
Park Avenue has over 30 years experience buying and selling Rare Coin and Precious Metals. We have the knowledge and ability to provide our customers with the best products and services.
The Type II gold dollar minted in only 1854 and 1855 (and in 1856 in San Francisco) is by far the rarest of the three issues. The coins proved to show excessive weakness in central areas, LL and 8 of a date usually weak and often illegible, sometimes the entire date being obscured. The vast majority of the Type II dollars went back to the mint to be melted. Much small gold was melted and exported as bullion in the late 1850’s and again during the Civil War after suspension of specie payments. This affected the recent Type II more than Type I dollars. They are rare in all grades.