1798/97 DRAPED BUST 10C, 13 STARS REVERSE MS62
13 STAR REVERSE. JR-2. CHOICE DELECTALLY TONED. ONLY 20-30 COINS KNOWN TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. JUST A SINGLE MS63 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
In 1798, Congress passed that Alien and Sedition Acts. The four bills which made up the acts were designed to make it harder for foreigners to gain US citizenship, give the president the power to imprison immigrants deemed “dangerous” as well as make it illegal to make false claims about the government. These bills were passed in response to the beginning of the Quasi War with France in which the two nations were engaged in an unofficial maritime war. This 1798/7 dime recalls the drastic acts that were repealed in 1801 after Thomas Jefferson was elected President.