|The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Official Souvenir Medal was produced for the 1904 St. Louis fair where the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase was celebrated. These official souvenir medals were struck in various metal compositions including silver, gold, gold-plated bronze, copper, yellow-bronze, bronze and gilt. They were designed by George Morgan and his initial M appears at the base of Jefferson’s shoulder. Approximately 90,000 medals were struck in total at the Mint Exhibit located on the fairgrounds. This example of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Official Souvenir Medal was struck in Yellow-Bronze and is listed as HK-302 in the Hibler-Kappen reference on So-Called Dollars. This 1904 HK-302 Medal has been graded MS66 by NGC. The medal is very lustrous on both sides and has an amazing bright gold color with an impressive and flashy look. There are some light marks, mostly on the cheek of Jefferson on the obverse. The reverse, which features a map of the United States and an outline of the Louisiana Purchase, is very attractive and nearly mark free and is about as perfect as you will find. A beautiful, high-grade example of this popular so-called dollar.