1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

St. Louis, Missouri

Meet me in St. Louis. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition drew almost 20 million visitors. Planned to celebrate the 1903 Centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, the scale of state and international participation delayed the opening until April 30, 1904. Numismatic promoter, Farrah Zerbe, secured the rights to sell the two U.S. gold dollars struck to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase. He also issued two smaller $1/2 and $1/4 sized gold, Fleur-de-lis’s medals. 33 so-called dollars were struck in various compositions for this exposition. The details are cataloged in my 2023 book So-Called Dollars Volume I: United States Expositions. Click on the “View All” link below to see them.

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Official Medal

1904 · HK-301

The design depicts and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase by Thomas Jefferson…

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition President Roosevelt

1904 · HK-308 · Silver

Struck in 1904 to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis. President Roosevelt…

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Napoleon & Jefferson/Good Luck

1904 · HK-311A

Conjoined busts of Napoleon and Jefferson are depicted on the obverse with an inscription around,…

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