1905 G$1 Lewis and Clark MS 65
|Category:||Gold Commemorative (1903-1926)|
A classic and a Gem! There were 11 gold commemoratives struck between 1903 and 1926 (along with two different huge $50 gold “slugs”). These 11 coins (13 actually) have been collected as a set since the 1930’s. The two $50 gold slugs are by far the rarest of the 13, and both are six figure coins (depending on grade). For the 11 smaller denomination issues, the two rarest issues are the 1904 and 1905 Lewis & Clark gold dollars, with the 1905 being slightly rarer than the 1904. Both Lewis & Clarks are very rare in Gem condition, and they are among the most important 20th Century gold rarities. This beautiful Gem is Gem all the way! The surfaces are clean and mark0free. The strike is bold with all hairlines fully struck. The luster is blazing bright gold contrasting against the semi-prooflike surfaces. Spectacular eye appeal and obviously one of the early strike from the die.