|The 1900 Lafayette Dollar is the first commemorative dollar coin of the United States and only classic commemorative silver dollar, other dollar commemoratives were later minted in gold. The entire mintage of Lafayette dollars was struck in a single day, December 14, 1899 which was the exact 100th anniversary of George Washington’s death. George Washington’s image on this coin is the first occurrence of a U.S. President being featured on a U.S. coin intended for public distribution. This 1900 Lafayette Commemorative Silver Dollar has been graded MS64 by PCGS. A TrueView photo was taken by PCGS which captures the beauty of this coin in the best light.. This is unquestionably the nicest example of the Lafayette Dollar I have handled in the MS64 grade. Many example of this grade have muted luster, noticeable issues, major hits and marks or are simply unattractive. That is certainly not the case with this example. The coin has strong cartwheel luster on both sides and is free of any major marks, hits or other issues. A few light marks in the reverse fields appear to be the only thing that could hold this coin back from higher grades, but they seem relatively minor. This example is also the DuVall 2-C variety which is listed as rare in PCGS CoinFacts. A terrific eye appealing example of the Lafayette Commemorative Dollar.
Because of the difficulty in capturing the overall look of the coin in a single image, I have also included a short high-definition video of the coin towards the bottom of this listing in an attempt to give you a better idea of what this coin will look like in hand. Please note that you may need to adjust the video quality to 1080p and may need to increase the size of the video to full screen in order to see the coin in maximum detail.