1 Dollar, United States, 1900

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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.
Currently not on view
date made
U.S. Mint
obverse designer
Barber, C E
reverse designer
Barber, C E
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: .2 cm x 3.8 cm; 3/32 in x 1 1/2 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Merkin, Selma
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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