One Dollar Lafayette commemorative, United States, 1900

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1900
maker
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)
Measurements
overall: 38 mm; 1 1/2 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1994.0288.0002
catalog number
1994.0288.0002
accession number
1994.0288
catalog number
94.288.02
subject
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
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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