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    1903 Louisiana Purchase Gold Dollar, MS65
    McKinley Portrait

    Well-Produced, Near-Flawless Example

    1903 G$1 Louisiana Purchase/McKinley MS65 NGC. CAC. Issued in two distinct varieties, this was the first commemorative gold coin type to be produced in the United States. William McKinley of Ohio was president when the Act was signed authorizing this issue to be produced in the amount of up to 250,000 coins: 125,000 pieces of each type (the Jefferson and McKinley obverse portrait varieties). Production began early, in 1902, and the full number authorized was struck, plus an additional 258 coins for assay purposes. Eventually, 215,000 coins were melted.

    This fully brilliant example displays prooflike fields and well-struck design motifs. The smooth antique-gold surfaces are beautifully preserved and virtually flawless. McKinley gold dollars do not frequently appear with such outstanding preservation and eye appeal, making this a special opportunity for the discerning buyer.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# BYLE, PCGS# 7444)

    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
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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