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Lot 1364

1856 $2.50 Liberty. NGC graded MS-62. Well struck with nice golden toning over lustrous fields and devices. Pop 101; 57 finer; 37 in 63; 11 in 64; 9 in 65. (PCGS # 7777) .

Ominous talk of pending civil war was rampant in 1856, and there was a real feeling of national crisis when Republicans gathered to choose their first presidential candidate at Philadelphia's Musical Fund Hall in mid-June, in the city and the year that this quarter eagle was minted. (The new Republican Party was born in 1854 at a meeting in Ripon, Wisconsin. In part, it was an umbrella party that took in members of the rapidly disintegrating Whig Party, abolitionists, Free-Soilers and anti-slavery Democrats.).
Estimated Value $500 - 525.

Realized $489

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