GOLD DOLLARS ~ were minted during the American Civil War when Confederate troops were ordered to take over the Dahlonega Mint. Gold Dollar Coin- However, the mint would not generate enough income to continually support the mint operations.
Carlton H. Lovell, New York Heavy Artillery. Wounded June 1864 at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia. Photographed by H. Hirschinger at 388 Bowery, New York. (via National Museum of Health and Medicine)