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Lafayette Dollar

(1900) Lafayette Dollar

(1900) Lafayette Dollar
(1900) Lafayette Dollar

(1900) Lafayette Dollar

The heads of George Washington and the marquis de Lafayette appear on this issue, which was the first commemorative coin of one-dollar denomination, and the first authorized United States coin to bear a portrait of a U.S. president. The dies were prepared by Charles E. Barber. The statue on the reverse is similar to the monument of General Lafayette that was later erected in Paris as a gift of the American people. The coins were sold by the Lafayette Memorial Commission for $2 each.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1900
    Designer: Charles E. Barber
    Weight: 26.730 grams
    Diameter:38.1 mm
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
Grade Price Guide
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
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