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    1903 Louisiana Purchase Gold Dollar, MS67
    Jefferson Portrait

    Only One Example Graded Finer

    1903 G$1 Louisiana Purchase/Jefferson MS67 NGC. CAC. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, and in conjunction with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition that was held in St Louis in 1903, Congress authorized the production of up to 250,000 commemorative gold dollars, the first gold commemorative coinage issue in American history. Two types were later authorized: the Jefferson head obverse to recognize the president at the time of the Purchase; and the McKinley head obverse type to memorialize the recently-assassinated president whom the country was still mourning.

    The current Superb Gem is a sharply struck representative with intense mint frost that highlights pristine yellow-gold surfaces. The eye appeal of this piece is simply outstanding. Census: 91 in 67 (2 in 67 ), 1 finer (8/14).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# BYLD, PCGS# 7443)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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