||1903 G$1 Louisiana Purchase/Jefferson MS67 NGC. CAC. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, and in conjunction with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition that was held in St Louis in 1903, Congress authorized the production of up to 250,000 commemorative gold dollars, the first gold commemorative coinage issue in American history. Two types were later authorized: the Jefferson head obverse to recognize the president at the time of the Purchase; and the McKinley head obverse type to memorialize the recently-assassinated president whom the country was still mourning. The current Superb Gem is a sharply struck representative with intense mint frost that highlights pristine yellow-gold surfaces. The eye appeal of this piece is simply outstanding. Census: 91 in 67 (2 in 67 S), 1 finer (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.