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    Amazing Gem 1905 Lewis and Clark Dollar

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS65 PCGS. The Lewis and Clark gold dollars of 1904 and 1905 were little appreciated in their time, and comparatively few pieces were sold, most of these to the general public. Q. David Bowers, in his Commemorative Coins of the United States, describes the two issues as " ... singularly distinctive for their rarity in higher grades. They are far rarer than any other commemorative gold dollar varieties." Of the two, the 1905 is substantially more elusive.
    This delightful Gem has bold detail and carefully preserved yellow-gold surfaces. Mild mirrors appear on either side of the portraits, though the luster close to the margins is more frosty. PCGS has graded 67 finer examples (5/08).
    From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.
    (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# BYLG, PCGS# 7448)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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