1796 DRAPED BUST $1, LARGE DATE, SM LET MS62
LARGE DATE, SMALL LETTERS. WELL STRUCK WITH CHAMPAGNE GOLD PATINA. B-5, BB-65. RARITY-2. VERY RARE IN MINT STATE CONDITION. CONDITION CENSUS.
1796 saw the first elephant set foot on American soil. The elephant, was brought from India on a ship called America which set sail from Calcutta. Aboard the America for this journey was Nathaniel Hathorne, father of the author Nathaniel Hawthorne who added the ‘w’ to the family’s last name. Purchased for $450 in India and sold for $10,000 in the US, was this 1796 silver dollar part of the huge profit for the crew of the America?