Louis Worlds Fair, which opened April 30, 1904, and closed December 1, 1904. A wonderful and quite Rare Presentation piece!! The image should tell most of the story on this piece! We have listed at Bargain Prices! Be sure to add me to your favorites list.
In the United States, the creation of commemorative coins requires special legislation, because these pieces are usually minted for collecting rather than for public circulation. For each of these pieces, artists were commissioned to develop exquisite designs, in hopes of creating unique historical symbols. Commemorative gold coins have been issued over the last two centuries. Jefferson's action effectively doubled the size of the United States, and secured U. Access to the all-important Mississippi River.
The other gold dollar bore the bust of William McKinley, who'd sanctioned the expo in 1901, not long before being assassinated. His vice president, Theodore Roosevelt, became president, and it was he who officially opened the exposition. In 1805, President Jefferson selected William Clark and Meriwether Lewis to explore the newly acquired territory. One hundred years later, their efforts were celebrated at the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon.
Gold dollars dated 1904 and 1905 were struck to commemorate the event; the explorers' images appear on both the obverse and reverse of the coin. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
The item "Lewis & Clark Exposition 1905 Gold $1 Dollar Coin Louisiana Purchase 90%. 900" is in sale since Tuesday, October 15, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Commemorative\Gold (1903-1926)". The seller is "vierksjewelry" and is located in Lafayette, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.