1903 Louisiana Purchase McKinley Gold Dollar MS 68

  • This extremely rare 1903 McKinley gold dollar was created for the St. Louis World's Fair
  • Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, the coins were sold at the fair
  • Because sales at the time were low, the vast majority were melted down in 1914
  • Only ten known examples exist at the MS 68 grade
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Item No. 31-3337

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Designed to commemorate the famed Louisiana Purchase Exhibition held in St. Louis, MO in 1904, this extremely rare McKinley gold dollar, along with another Louisiana Purchase Exposition coin featuring Thomas Jefferson, was the first commemorative gold dollar in U.S. history. The obverse of the reeded-edge coin features President William McKinley's bust in profile, sharply molded in high relief, while the reverse reads "LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION/ST. LOUIS/ONE DOLLAR 1803-1903" and displays a laurel branch.

These gold dollars were sold for $3 each at the exhibition; however, sales fell flat, and in 1914 the vast majority were melted down. This destruction makes them rare on the market today and highly coveted among collectors. This particular coin is graded MS 68, and only ten known examples exist at this grade.
1903 Louisiana Purchase McKinley Gold Dollar MS 68
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Coins

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