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Lot 3431


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Type Coin
Title Lot 3431
Date 1915
Side reverse
Grade 66
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7449
Denomination G$1
Mint Mark S
Description 1915-S G$1 Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar MS66 NGC. CAC. An Act mandating the production of this and other commemorative gold coinage types in association with the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915 was signed into law on January 16th of that same year. Charles Keck was eventually selected as designer of the gold dollar, one of the four gold types authorized, and he began by submitting a design that showed the head of Poseidon as the central obverse motif. This was later changed, at the suggestion of Treasury Secretary William McAdoo, to a device depicting a Panama canal laborer wearing a cap. This is an impressive high-grade representative with better-than-usual striking sharpness that is particularly noticeable on the reverse dolphins. The antique-gold surfaces exhibit glowing satiny luster, and a few small alloy spots are noted. An attractive example that should receive serious attention when it crosses the auction block. Ex: Stack's; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1821.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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