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1904 Louisiana Purchase Expo Official Medal Gilt HK-304 NGC MS65 SOLD
1904 Louisiana Purchase Expo Official Medal Gilt HK-304 NGC MS65
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 is one of the gilt examples and is listed as HK-304 in the Hibler-Kappen reference on So-Called Dollars. This 1904 HK-304 medal has been graded MS65 by NGC and is encapsulated in a newer-style edge-view holder. The medal is a bright and lustrous with a straw gold color. There are some light marks on the high points of the obverse design which features the busts of Jefferson and Napoleon, but none distracting. The well-struck reverse featuring a detailed map of the United States and an outline of the Louisiana Purchase is nearly free of issues but for a minor blemish near Florida on the map. A very nice gem example of this popular so-called dollar.
 
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