PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

Gold Commemorative

Obverse of 1903 Louisana Purchase Gold Dollar
Reverse of 1903 Louisana Purchase Gold Dollar
Q. David Bowers (derived from the PCGS Coin Guide): Another commemorative category is that of early 20th century gold coins, consisting of 11 different varieties of commemorative gold dollars minted from 1903 through 1922, the 1915-S Panama-Pacific quarter eagle and the 1926 Sesquicentennial quarter eagle, and, not often collected due to the rarity, the immense $50 round and octagonal pieces minted in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. All of these early gold coins are scarce, and some of them, particularly, the 1904 and 1905 Lewis and Clark gold dollars and the 1915-S Panama-Pacific $50 pieces, are rare.