||1917 G$1 McKinley MS65 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The scarcer of the two McKinley issues (the other was dated 1916), this outstanding 1917 Gem example boasts nearly flawless surfaces and swirling luster that produces a mild cartwheel finish in the fields. This issue is very scarce with such vibrant luster and strong eye appeal. Many of the more typical examples have a flat, lifeless appearance. This gold commemorative coin was sold to raise funds for a planned memorial in the hometown of the late President William McKinley, who died in 1901 from an assassin's bullet. 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 @ $17.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.