Certified U.S. Coins - Gold Commemorative
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This Louisiana Purchase gold commemorative dollar is certified PCGS MS63. It has a PCGS population of just 558 in MS63 grade. It may be seen in our Vienna, VA showroom. Appointment appreciated. You may also call (703) 281-7053 to discuss. We accept many forms of payment, cash,check, debit, credit cards. We can securely ship this commemorative gold dollar coin anywhere in the USA. Approximate value $685.
DESIGNER: Charles E.Barber
DIAMETER: 14.30 millimeters
WEIGHT: 1.70 grams
METAL: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
The Louisiana Purchase Gold Dollars were intended to be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The authorizing legislation of June 28, 1902 gave the Secretary of the Treasury broad discretion in selecting the designs for the coin. Thomas Jefferson was chosen as one subject because he was President when the Louisiana Purchase was concluded.
The 1903 LA Purchase-McKinley Gold Dollar has the distinction of being the second U.S. coin to bear the portrait of a "real" American (the first was the 1900 Lafayette Dollar, with conjoined busts of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette), and the first coin to bear the portrait of a martyred President (Lincoln didn't make it onto a coin until 1909).