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    Premium Gem 1904 Lewis and Clark Gold Dollar

    1904 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 PCGS. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the Pacific Northwest early in the 19th century, under the administration of Thomas Jefferson. Their travels took over two years, leaving St. Louis on May 14, 1804 and returning to that city on September 23, 1806. A century later, the Lewis and Clark Exposition was held in Portland, Oregon to honor these explorers, as well as their Indian guide, Sacagawea. This event was organized by the Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair Company, who petitioned Congress for a gold souvenir dollar. Dated 1904 and 1905, a total of 20,000 of these gold dollars were distributed, along with an additional 66 pieces reserved for the annual assay.
    This example is a stunning representative with sharp design features and highly lustrous satin surfaces. Both sides have rich orange-gold color with nearly prooflike fields. It is approaching the finest available quality, with only 13 finer examples certified by PCGS (5/06).(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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    July, 2006
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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