1900 US Silver Lafayette Dollar
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The “illegal” first commemorative US Dollar and why they’re so scarce

1900 US Silver Lafayette Dollar (1)
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1900 US Silver Lafayette Dollar
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The “illegal” first commemorative US Dollar and why they’re so scarce

• The first ever commemorative Dollar issued by the United States of America

• Commemorating the erection of a monument to General Lafayette

• It’s also the first coin to feature a US President (George Washington)

• Just 50,000 were minted and 14,000 of those were melted

• Limited numbers available


Why I recommend the 1900 US Silver Lafayette Dollar…

The Lafayette Dollar is one of the biggest collecting areas in the US and some examples have changed hands for tens of thousands of pounds.

The reasons are obvious. As the first ever commemorative US Dollar and the first to feature a US President, its position as a Classic is assured.

It’s also interesting because it is technically an illegal coin as it isn’t dated (the 1900 on the reverse is in reference to the year the monument was erected, rather than the issue date).

Most importantly, only 50,000 were minted and 14,000 were melted, making them very hard to find.

Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant

1900 US Silver Lafayette Dollar

Price £850.00 (+ £7.99 p&p)
Application Ref: 185 U506 3

Orders and payment terms are subject to acceptance and status.

Price £850.00 (+ £7.99 p&p)

Specifications

  • Country of Issue: USA
  • Year of Issue: 1900
  • Metal: .900 Silver
  • Obverse: George Washington and Lafayette
  • Reverse: Statue of Lafayette
  • Weight: 26.73g
  • Diameter: 38.1mm

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
CPM does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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