1838 GOBRECHT DOLLAR (J84) TRIBUTE – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

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    Specifications

    Weight

    2.00 troy ounce

    Thickness

    ~6mm

    Purity

    .999 fine

    Edge

    Reeded

    Diameter

    39mm

    Finish

    Brilliant Uncirculated

    Description

    J84 – Name Omitted / Stars above Seated Liberty / No Stars on Reverse

    Minted from 1836 to 1839, the Gobrecht Dollar was the first silver dollar produced for circulation since the denomination had officially been discontinued in 1806.  To determine if the reintroduced silver dollar denomination would be well received by the public, the Gobrecht Dollar was struck in small numbers.

    Robert M. Patterson was appointed Mint Director in 1835 after Samuel Moore resigned the post.  Later that year, Chief Engraver William Kneass suffered a stroke, and Christian Gobrecht was hired as an engraver.

    Almost immediately, Patterson began to attempt to redesign the nation’s coinage.  Philadelphia artist Thomas Sully received a letter from Patterson describing his plan for the dollar coin.  Patterson also asked Titian Peale to create a design for the coin.  Sully created an obverse design with a seated representation of Liberty and Peale, a reverse design depicting a soaring bald eagle.  These were both converted into coin designs by Gobrecht.  In September of 1836, after the trials were struck, production began on the working dies.

    A small quantity was struck for circulation, and the Mint received complaints about the prominent positioning of Gobrecht’s name, which was centered on the base below the seated Liberty.  The design was then modified to move the engraver’s name to a less prominent position on the coin.  Additionally, in January of 1837, the legal standard for the percentage of precious metal in silver was changed from 89.2% to 90%, and Gobrecht dollars struck after this date reflected the change.  During the official production run, there were a total of 1,900 Gobrecht dollars struck.  In 1840, the Seated Liberty dollar, which used the same obverse design, began mintage.  Mint officials re-struck the Gobrecht dollar in the 1850s without authorization.

    MINTAGE AND DIE VARIETIES

    There were three major varieties on the obverse design:

    1. Engravers name prominently placed into the base of the seated Liberty
    2. Engravers name moved below the base and above the date
    3. Engravers name was omitted altogether

    There were three major varieties on the reverse design:

    1. Bald Eagle flying through a field of stars (starry field).
    2. Bald Eagle flying through an empty field with no stars.
    • Contains 2 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
    • Obverse: The head of Liberty with thirteen stars along the top circumference, and the word LIBERTY below.
    • Reverse:  Traditional laurel wreath and fasces encircle the outer circumference, with the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” above and below the inner circle of the wreath, and TWO TROY OUNCES in the center, with the hallmark below.  The date is located at the bottom center.

    36 reviews for 1838 GOBRECHT DOLLAR (J84) TRIBUTE – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

    1. michael podrasky (verified owner)

      usMichigan, United States

      beautifully done

    2. Daniel F. (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

      These coins are absolutely gorgeous!!! Couldn’t be happier!!! Keep ’em coming!

    3. Terry Davenport (verified owner)

      usOklahoma, United States

      Super easy ordering! Great product!

    4. Hugh McInally (verified owner)

      usNew York, United States

      Nice 2 oz coin

    5. Robert (verified owner)

      usPennsylvania, United States

      solid strike and good quality surfaces

    6. Steve Feiertag (verified owner)

      usFlorida, United States

      Mark is wonderful to deal with! What a pleasure!!!!!

    7. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    8. Joe Hurst (verified owner)

      usUtah, United States

      you won’t find a better product..

    9. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usSouth Carolina, United States

    10. Lonnie Wellman (verified owner)

      usOhio, United States

      Beautiful

    11. chris scalisi (verified owner)

      usFlorida, United States

    12. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usTexas, United States

      Perfect!

    13. Tom (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      AWSOME

    14. Luke M. (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Wow!

    15. Gordon (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      NEEDED ONE FOR THE COLLECTION

    16. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    17. Jon M Peralto (verified owner)

      usFlorida, United States

    18. David H. (verified owner)

      usMaryland, United States

    19. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usTexas, United States

    20. Zachary Hale (verified owner)

      usFlorida, United States

      Fantastic quality with fantastic service. Shipping was prompt and packaging was A+. Excited to see more from this collection.

    21. Guadalupe P. (verified owner)

      usTexas, United States

      Awesome coin!

    22. Zack Resetar (verified owner)

      usOhio, United States

    23. Guadalupe P. (verified owner)

      usTexas, United States

      Excellent design.

    24. Mark K. (verified owner)

      usNorth Carolina, United States

      Love the quality and image

    25. julius De Roma (verified owner)

      usMinnesota, United States

    26. Robert (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Another great US tribute round

    27. Adam Smith (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Great tribute round! High quality!

    28. Tom (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      AWESOME

    29. Edward (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    30. Carol S. (verified owner)

      usOregon, United States

      Always satisfied with Limited Mintage coins!! Beautiful!

    31. Tom R. (verified owner)

      These Gobrecht Dollars are stunning works of art. Not your typical mass produced silver rounds. These are beautifully minted and will exceed your expectations.

    32. James (verified owner)

      Love the products! Their customer service is first class! I buy all my metals right here!

    33. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Outstanding product, easy transaction, fast shipping. Best experience possible and with reasonable prices.

    34. Henry Hayes (verified owner)

      Masterpiece

    35. tim (verified owner)

    36. Jim (verified owner)

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