Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Commemoratives (1903-1926)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,025
Catalog: KM-121
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $57.49 (5/26/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS obverse 1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

An Act of Congress dated April 13, 1904 called for an exposition to honor Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's 1803-1806 exploration of the U.S. Northwest. Although the Philadelphia Mint produced 25,028 examples in 1904 and a further 35,041 coins in 1905, a number of examples from each year were subsequently melted as unsold. The net mintages of these two issues are 10,025 and 10,041 pieces, respectively. The Lewis and Clark Exposition, held in Portland, Oregon in 1905, is sometimes confused with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which took place the year before in St. Louis. What both events have in common is that their gold commemorative issues were sold on the fair grounds by Farran Zerbe. Zerbe offered the Lewis and Clark pieces for $2 each, a reduction from the $3 price for the 1903 Louisiana Purchase issues. Zerbe also took his formidable coin collection to the Portland exposition, where it was displayed in the Manufacturers Building. He was not the first to offer the Lewis and Clark pieces, however, since Portland dealer D.M. Averill somehow obtained a quantity and advertised them for sale in the April 1905 Numismatist, two months prior to the opening of the exposition.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

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1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 640 800 835 860 885 950 1100 1225 1600 2550 5850 9250 24500 66000 - -
$ - - - 925 1000 1175 1350 1950 2800 6350 12250 30000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1214
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/7/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5635


Auction Prices Realized

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1/18/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2315, 2315/Lot# 1329 $1,036.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3570 $4,370.00
7/22/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 61683 $3,960.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 11456 $1,028.13
5/19/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131322/Lot# 26384 $1,821.25
9/7/2014 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 891 $1,441.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4471 $5,946.68


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1121115611931231132115051558154215581583165817811834194522402916430451787317105711138214311
113311681206126113821523155815471566160816991799187120432465337945955891840210841123580
00000015581547156616081699179918712043246533794595589184021084100
00000015581553157516331740181619082142269138414887660494861111200
1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1189122512641304139715891644162816441671174918761931204623523052448753877586109251175614753
120112381277133514611607164416331653169717911894196921482585353047876120869911202127550
00000016441633165316971791189419692148258535304787612086991120200
00000016441639166217231834191320082250281940095087685398121147900
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Grade: MS 65 PL
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Points: 2916
Owner: davidmckay
 
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