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Lot 3403

1905 Lewis and Clark Gold Dollar. NGC graded MS-66+. Nice light golden toning on both sides. Some minor discoloration on the obverse cheek, though in the end it is a sparkling Gem of the optimum quality and visual impact for this actively collected Gold Commemorative design. Intense cartwheel luster blends effortlessly with shimmering golden highlights on the satin surfaces.

Engraved by Charles E. Barber and struck for the exposition. The Lewis and Clark Dollar honored the Corps of Discovery which explored the Northwest at the behest of President Jefferson. Lewis and Clark started their journey up the Missouri River and had reached the far northwest at Fort Vancouver on their journeys of 1804 and 1806, but few private explorers had dared to follow this perilous route. The coins commemorating this exploration were sold for between $2.00 and $2.50 apiece, with the proceeds earmarked for completion of the bronze memorial to Sacagawea, part-time guide and full-time interpreter between the Corps of Discovery and the Indian tribes. Mintage figures show 10,025 dated 1904 and 10,041 dated 1905. Pop 1; 3 finer in 67 (PCGS # 7448) .
Estimated Value $15,000 - 17,000.

Realized $14,950

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