1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS67 NGC....
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The Lewis and Clark dollars are well-known for their overall elusiveness, and as grade increases, the challenge associated with the pieces only grows. In his A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, Q. David Bowers writes that " ... among commemorative gold [dollars], the Lewis and Clark issues of 1904 and 1905 are singularly distinctive for their rarity in higher grades. They are far rarer than any other commemorative gold dollar varieties." An overview of the combined certified population supports this; NGC has given just three pieces a numerical grade of MS67, and PCGS has certified just two such coins, with none finer at either service (6/08).
This amply lustrous lemon-gold example has an unusually strong cartwheel effect for a commemorative gold coin, though it also shows degrees of the mirrored finish seen on many high-end representatives. The striking is uncommonly gold, and the surfaces are beautifully preserved. An impressive candidate for the commemorative collector who demands only the finest.
From The Dan McClure Collection.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26HD, PCGS# 7448)
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