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    1905 Lewis and Clark Gold Dollar, MS66+
    Extremely Elusive in This High Grade
    Radiant Butter-Gold Example

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark Gold Dollar MS66+ PCGS. Dave Bowers' commentary on the Lewis and Clark gold dollars in his 1991 book, Commemorative Coins of the United States, remains true to this day:

    "The 1905-dated issue is at least 20% scarcer than the 1904. It may have been the case that quantities of 1905 coins in the possession of Zerbe were never officially returned for melting but were simply cashed in at face value or melted in 1933. In any event, among all commemorative gold coins of this denomination, the Lewis and Clark issues of 1904 and 1905 are singularly distinctive for their rarity in higher grades. They are far rarer than any other commemorative gold dollar varieties."



    This incredible Plus-designated Premium Gem shows razor-sharp borders with fully defined legends and minimal evidence of die erosion. The hair strands on portraits are strong, if a touch soft over the highest points, as usual. Butter-gold surfaces lack any flaws of note and radiate frosty luster. There are only five finer submissions at PCGS (9/16).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# BYLG, PCGS# 7448)

    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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