||1915-S G$1 Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar MS66+ NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Varying opinions have been expressed over the years in regard to the design for the commemorative gold dollar of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, held in San Francisco in 1915. The obverse portrait of a Panama Canal laborer, wearing a billed cap, has sometimes been mistaken for that of a baseball player, particularly by non-numismatists. Others, including Professor Cornelius Vermeule, have praised the Charles Keck design, and Vermeule commented that: "Compared with the earlier gold dollars, the coin is a work of art." This high-end Premium Gem exhibits shimmering surfaces with lovely antique-gold coloration and pleasing accents of mint-green and pastel rose. The strike definition is excellent, with the mintmark sharp and clear. Both sides are immaculately preserved and free of even the slightest disturbance. Census: 13 in 66+, 1 in 66 S, 1 in 66+ S), 72 finer (8/14). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2467.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.