Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar (Jefferson)

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1903
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 57-182

Background

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar (Jefferson) was released in 1903 to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The Exposition was held in St. Louis, Missouri and it celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. This coin, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar featuring William McKinley, were the first commemorative gold coins.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features Thomas Jefferson in profile.

The reverse features an olive branch.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Reverse Inscriptions

  • ONE DOLLAR
  • LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION ST LOUIS
  • 1803-1903

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Charles E. Barber
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016