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Lot 2849

1810 $5 Capped Draped Bust. Small date, large 5. NGC graded MS-62. Lightly toned and shows some wear. An uncleaned specimen with highly concentrated detail on the main devices, clearly this was struck firmly by the coining dies. Further, there are no overt marks or inujury to the rims, so not "problems" had to be taken into consideration by the grading service when it assigned the MS62 rating. Pop 17; 12 finer.

According to, in 1810 the U.S. population was 7,239,881. "(The 3rd U.S. census listed: 1,211,364 slaves; 186,746 free Negroes; and 60,000 immigrants.) Between 1810 and 1830, 2 million people left the eastern States for the West" as settlements expanded into the hinterland.

Some were met by friendly indigenous people, others were not. "Tecumseh (spelled variously Tecumtha, Tecumthe, and Tikamthi) was the Indian chief of the Shawnees who, with his brother Tenskwatawa (The Prophet), tried to unite the Indians in the western part of the U.S. against the whites."

In 1810 he told President James Madison's messenger: "These lands are ours. No one has a right to remove us, because we were the first owners. The Great Spirit above has appointed this place for us, on which to light our fires, and we will remain. As to boundaries, the Great Spirit knows no boundaries, nor will His red children acknowledge any." (He was not listened to.).
Estimated Value $9,000 - 9,500.

Realized $12,075

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