The Gobrecht dollar, minted from 1836 to 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 …
A Class I 1804 dollar
Christian Gobrecht engraved both sides of the dollar named for him.
Thomas Sully created a depiction of Liberty seated that would form the basis for the obverse of the Gobrecht dollar.
The prominent position of Gobrecht's name (top) was altered (bottom) at the behest of Patterson.