Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar (McKinley)

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

Background

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar (McKinley) was released in 1903 to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which was held in St. Louis, Missouri. This coin, and a second Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar featuring Thomas Jefferson, were the first commemorative gold coins.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features President William McKinley in profile.

The reverse features an olive branch.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Reverse Inscriptions

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

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

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