Catalog Notes for 1916 McKinley G$1 MS: The 1916 McKinley gold dollar was struck to help raise funds for a memorial to the martyred president, who was assassinated in 1901. The coin represents a collaborative design effort by Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan, featuring a portrait of William McKinley on the obverse and the memorial building on the reverse.

Despite high hopes for this coin’s success, relatively few were sold. The vast majority are known in uncirculated grades. Most are known in grades of MS63 to MS66, with pieces grading higher quite scarce.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: 1916
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: McKinley
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 15 mm
Fineness: 0.04837
Weight: 1.672 gr
Designer: Charles Barber & George Morgan
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 7454