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    Fantastic 1905 Lewis and Clark Dollar, MS66

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 NGC. Though the 1905 Lewis and Clark dollar has a higher gross production than its 1904 counterpart, most estimates put their net mintages at roughly 10,000 pieces each. In addition, the 1905 seems to be more elusive than the 1904 issue, particularly in higher grades. Q. David Bowers (1991) explores this idea: "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."
    Whatever the cause, the market today realizes how elusive high-end 1905 Lewis and Clark dollars can be. This yellow-gold piece offers peach accents and powerful, almost flashy luster. With excellent definition and wonderful overall preservation, this gorgeous exemplar is a winner. NGC has graded a mere three numerically finer representatives (11/07).
    From The Pinetop Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# BYLG, PCGS# 7448)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2008
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
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    The marketing was exceptional from the photos to the ads in Civil War Times and North South Trader for the cross over people!!! I have had many emails from my Civil War collecting fraternity that saw these and I saw them at the national show in Nashville/Franklin in early December.
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