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    1905 Lewis and Clark
    Orange-Gold Premium Gem

    1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS66 PCGS. A pair of bareheaded profile portraits grace the Lewis and Clark Exposition gold dollars, which were minted in 1904 and 1905. Charles Wilson Peale provided the inspiration for the portrait motifs. Although the net distribution of each year's issue is about the same, the 1905 date is somewhat rarer when in top condition such as this glittering example.

    The orange-gold surfaces are coruscating and wonderfully lustrous. Deep-orange and vibrant olive-gold highlights flash among the well-struck devices, with areas of prooflike finish within the fields. PCGS and NGC combined have seen just 8 finer examples, four by each service. Population: 75 in 66, 4 finer (3/15).(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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