1804 DRAPED BUST 25C, HERALDIC EAGLE VF20
VERY RARE. ONLY 6,738 STRUCK.
In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson pushed for the impeachment of Supreme Court Associate Judge Samuel Chase. The charge against Samuel Chase was that of political bias due to his federalist beliefs. The trial that followed would set a precedent on whether a judge could be impeached for his political views. Chase was acquitted and a precedent was set. This 1804 quarter recalls a case that saw the Supreme Court retain significant power in the face of a presidential challenge.