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    1905 Lewis and Clark Gold Dollar, MS66
    Scarce Issue in High Grade

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 PCGS. The Lewis and Clark Exposition gold dollars were produced in two years, 1904 and 1905. The 1905 boasts a small distribution figure of 10,000 pieces, and is less available than its 1904 counterpart. The coins were not popular with contemporary numismatists, and most examples were purchased as souvenirs by the general public. Today, the 1905 is the key to the commemorative gold dollar series. In A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, Q. David Bowers writes, "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." The present coin is a rare pristine specimen, with greenish tinged reddish-gold surfaces. Population: 70 in 66, 3 finer (11/10).(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, 2011
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