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    1905 Lewis and Clark Gold Dollar, MS66
    Rarely Encountered Finer

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 NGC. The 1904 and 1905 Lewis and Clark gold dollars were issued in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark Exposition, held in Portland, Oregon, in 1905. However, sales were less than impressive. Congress authorized the production of 250,000 coins, but only 60,000 pieces (plus additional coins for assay purposes) were actually struck. The 1905 issue was produced to the extent of just 35,041 coins (including assay pieces), but 25,000 were later melted, leaving a net distribution of only 10,041 pieces. The 1904 issue had a similar net mintage, but the 1905 is the slightly scarcer date in high grades. The presently offered Premium Gem example displays well-struck devices amid satiny straw-gold luster. The surfaces are carefully preserved and the peripheral recesses show only a touch of the usual field roughness. Census: 58 in 66 (3 in 66+, 1 in 66 ), 4 finer (3/15).
    From The Virginia Cabinet.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# BYLG, PCGS# 7448)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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