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1903-4 Louisiana Purchase Good Luck Dollar HK-310 Artwork
Obverse has date 1803 with conjoined busts of Thomas Jefferson and Napoléon Bonaparte
Napoleon Sold It - April 30th - Jefferson Bought It 1803
Referring to the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which nearly doubled the size the young nation for a purchase price of $15 million.
Reverse has a "Good Luck" horseshoe encircled by a ribbon for the Saint Louis Exposition, also known as The St Louis World's Fair and Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
7 stars above and a four leaf clover and 7 stars below.

There is also the slogan "Stars and Stripes Forever". The Stars and Stripes Forever, composed by John Philip Sousa in 1896. It is the national march of the United States of America.

I have a complete set of 135 cards that make up my 1952 Topps Look N See set.
This is number 115.



There are four variations which all have a diameter of 36mm and a reeded edge.
I would assume that these are most likely in order of rarity, the gold being obviously most rare with 2 known. I do not have estimated or actual mintage figures on the others.

This so-called dollar is the brass composition with what I understand has a rarity of R5.
What that means I do not know since there are numerous rarity scales. My best guess is that there are considerably less than a couple hundred known to exist.

HK-310 Brass
HK-311 Aluminum
HK-311a Silver
HK-311b Gold

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