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Louisiana Purchase Exposition

(1903) Louisiana Purchase Exposition

(1903) Louisiana Purchase Exposition
(1903) Louisiana Purchase Exposition

(1903) Louisiana Purchase Exposition

The first commemorative U.S. gold coins were authorized for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in St. Louis in 1904. There are two varieties of the gold dollar, each dated 1903—one with the head of Thomas Jefferson, who was president when the Louisiana Territory was purchased from France, and the other with President William McKinley, who sanctioned the exposition. The reverse is the same for each variety. The designs were by Charles E. Barber.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1903
    Designer: Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan
    Weight: 1.672 grams
    Diameter:15 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • 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..
  • PF-67 Superb Gem Proof. Superb Gem Proof.
  • PF-68 Superb Gem Proof. Superb Gem Proof.
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