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: $57.89 (12/27/2014)
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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1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 640 800 800 835 850 875 950 1050 1125 1250 1550 2550 5850 10000 24000 66000 - -
$ 850 890 910 975 1050 1150 1225 1350 1850 2800 6350 13000 29000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1227
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/11/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1048, 1048/Lot# 2156 $659.38
1/3/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210012, 210012/Lot# 22324 $986.00
11/9/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 11217 $287.50
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(2), 1156/Lot# 4319 $1,265.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(8), 1166/Lot# 7461 $2,418.45
1/29/2012 NGC MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2091 $3,565.00
3/18/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 36732 $2,487.10
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1177/Lot# 4595 $1,175.00
6/1/2014 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 806, 815/Lot# 360 $2,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1121115611931231127013091494152615371547156817811834194522402916430451787248105421138214311
113211681205124412831370150415291540155416391798187120432465337845955868834610822123580
00000015041529154015541639179818712043246533784595586883461082200
00000015151533154315611710181619082141269038414886655894441110200
1904 LEWIS & CLARK G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1189122512641304134413841577161116221633165518761931204623523052448753877516108951175614753
120112381277131713571448158816141625164017281894196921482585353047876096864211182127550
00000015881614162516401728189419692148258535304787609686421118200
00000015991618162916471802191220072250281840085087680697681146900
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