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    1915-S Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar, MS66
    Impressive, Attractive High-Grade Example

    1915-S G$1 Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar MS66 NGC. CAC. An Act mandating the production of this and other commemorative gold coinage types in association with the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915 was signed into law on January 16th of that same year. Charles Keck was eventually selected as designer of the gold dollar, one of the four gold types authorized, and he began by submitting a design that showed the head of Poseidon as the central obverse motif. This was later changed, at the suggestion of Treasury Secretary William McAdoo, to a device depicting a Panama canal laborer wearing a cap.

    This is an impressive high-grade representative with better-than-usual striking sharpness that is particularly noticeable on the reverse dolphins. The antique-gold surfaces exhibit glowing satiny luster, and a few small alloy spots are noted. An attractive example that should receive serious attention when it crosses the auction block.
    Ex: Stack's; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# BYLH, PCGS# 7449)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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