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Gold Coins Were Illegal To Own
It's amazing, that at one time in American History, that it was illegal to own already collected and circulated gold coinage. In 1933, spear-headed by the President Franklin Roosevelt, the US Government did just that; enacting legislation that made it illegal for US Citizens to own US Gold Coins. It was an attempt to bring America out of the depression state and save financial institutions in the US and was backed by a punishment of $10,000 or imprisonment!

People panicked, some rushed to relinquish their gold holdings and turned it over to the government to be melted, but many others buried their coins in fear of being punished. Fortunately, such is not the case now and numismatist can freely buy and own gold coins. Like never before, collectors are buying gold coins and bullion, but it still begs the question; How much buried and hidden coins are still to be found?

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Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
PR60
1879 Flowing Hair
425+
$105,000
1879 Coiled Hair
12 Known
$250,000
1880 Flowing Hair
17 Known
$150,000
1880 Coiled Hair
$18 Known
$500,000
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1854
1854-D
1854-O
1855
1855-S
1856
1856-S Small and medium S varieties exist.
1857
1857-S
1858
1859
1860
1860-S  2,592 were melted by the Mint.
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865 Rare Restrikes exist of the Proofs.
1866
1867
1868 Varieties show traces of over dating.
1869 Varieties show traces of over dating.
1870
1870-S Only one example has ever appeared on the market.
1871
1872
1873 Open and Closed 3 varieties.
1874
1875 Only Proofs were struck this year.
1876 Only Proofs were struck this year.
1877
1878 Varieties show traces of over dating.
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889