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    1905 Lewis and Clark Gold Dollar
    Only Three Finer PCGS Coins

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 PCGS. The 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition, which opened on June 1 in Portland, Oregon, was conceived as a commemoration of the famous exploratory expedition. It quickly evolved, however, into a world's fair emphasizing the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast states, the natural resources of the region, and the potential for trade with Asia.
    This 1905 Lewis and Clark gold dollar has rich mint luster cascading over both sides and deep, even reddish-gold color. Prominent die flow lines, visible with magnification around the peripheries, make the coin appear to have a textured appearance. Both portraits are free of mentionable abrasions, as expected for the Premium Gem grade. PCGS has certified only three coins finer than the present specimen (11/11).
    From The Jim O'Neal Gold Type Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# BYLG, PCGS# 7448)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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