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    1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1/4 Dollar, MS 60. Prooflike. B. LB-2, K.362. The obverse shows 10 stars around the fleur de lis, incuse LPE, Z for St. Louis Expo. and issuer, numismatist Farran Zerbe. Fraction, Louisiana Gold on the reverse. Rare historic token made to sell in sets with the official commemorative gold dollars by ANA President Zerbe. Sharp strike, rich prooflike fields; 1904 Louisiana Purchase 1/2 Dollar, AU 50. Slightly Buckled Planchet. B. L-2, K. 365. 14 stars around fleur de lis logo, with initial of maker Farran Zerbe: LPE, Z on the four largest corners of the logo. Made for sale in sets with official commemorative gold coins by ANA President Zerbe. Reverse legend LOUISIANA GOLD, fraction, prooflike and struck on a slightly buckled planchet; 1905 Oregon 1/4 Dollar MS 65. Burnie-2-1. L&C EXPO over view of Mount Hood, 5 stars, reverse presents 1/4 in maple spray, OREGON/GOLD. Struck by the San Francisco firm that made the copper and glass frames for the Panama-Pacific U.S. commemorative coins. Now rare and seldom offered. A pristine gem with bright, sparkling fields; and a 1905 Oregon 1/2 Dollar MS 63. Burnie 2-2. Same design as the piece above, but 1/2 in maple spray. Well struck with distinctly prooflike surfaces and much reddish color.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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