One Dollar Lafayette commemorative, United States, 1900

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Heads of Washington and Lafayette. Reverse: Equestrian statue of Lafayette. This coin was struck in connection with the Paris Exposition of 1900—pecifically, to defray part of the cost of creating a statue of Lafayette on horseback to be shown at the fair. Fifty thousand pieces were struck in mid–December of 1899. One proof has been reported as well. This coin is not a proof, but a regular business strike in extraordinary condition.
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Object Name
Date made
U.S. Mint
obverse designer
Barber, C E
reverse designer
Barber, C E
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 38 mm; 1 1/2 in
place of issue
United States
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catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Merkin, Selma
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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