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    Outstanding Premium Gem 1905 Lewis and Clark Dollar

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 NGC. Many numismatists accept the assertion of Q. David Bowers that Charles Barber copied the portraits for the Lewis and Clark dollars from a pair of paintings by Charles Wilson Peale. The transition from two dimensions to three did not turn out well, and in his Numismatic Art in America, Cornelius Vermeule savaged the design. Nonetheless, collectors have come to view the 1904 and 1905 issues as treasures.
    Radiant with a pleasing semi-prooflike finish, this gorgeous survivor displays lemon-gold color that brightens as the surfaces dip into the light. There is not a single distracting abrasion to report, and the strike is sharp for the type. The only pedigree marker of note is a small mint-made mark in the lower right reverse field, below the final A in AMERICA. Interestingly, a loupe also reveals numerous tiny planchet voids (also as struck), though these are neither unsightly nor grade-limiting. An important opportunity to acquire one of the finest known examples of this popular early commemorative.(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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    January, 2007
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