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    Splendid 1904 Lewis and Clark Dollar, MS66

    1904 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 NGC. The promoter Farran Zerbe was responsible for this 1904 and 1905 Lewis and Clark gold dollars, as well as the 1903 Louisiana Purchase issues. The sale price of three dollars apiece for the 1903 issues quickly fell, leaving dealers and collectors underwater on their purchases. As expected, the 1904 and 1905 issues not only met with tremendous cynicism, but the whole era engendered much ill will toward Zerbe personally. The 1904 and 1905 Lewis and Clark issues were an "unmitigated disaster," as Bowers puts it, and today they are the rarest commemorative gold dollars in high grade.
    This is a splendid Premium Gem example of the 1904. Orange-gold and greenish-gold colors vie for territory against partially frosted surfaces. No abrasions appear on either side, as the grade demands. NGC has certified only 24 examples in finer grades (3/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# BYLF, PCGS# 7447)

    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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    Apr-May, 2010
    28th-2nd Wednesday-Sunday
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