Catalog Notes for 1904 Lewis & Clark G$1 MS: The 1904 Lewis & Clark gold commemorative dollar honors the 100th anniversary of the famous cross-country expedition conducted by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. These two pioneers were tasked to chart the territory acquired in the Louisiana Purchase facilitated in 1803 by President Thomas Jefferson. Congress approved the striking of up to 250,000 specimens of the Lewis & Clark dollar, though they did not manage to sell nearly as many. The gold dollar, designed by Charles E. Barber, each explorer on either side of the coin.

While the 1904 Lewis & Clark dollar, along with its 1905-dated counterpart, represent among the rarest of the early gold commemoratives, there are enough on the market to help satisfy demand for these pieces. A fair number entered circulation, though the majority of survivors are known in uncirculated grades. Most are encountered in the range of MS62-65, while MS66s are scarce and MS67s are rare.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: 1904
Denom: G$1 / Gold dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Classic Commemoratives, Gold
Coinage Years: 1903-1926
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Variety: Lewis & Clark
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 15 mm
Fineness: 0.04837
Weight: 1.672 gr
Designer: Charles Barber
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 7447