Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 142190
Cert Number: 83882988
Bring This Coin to Life
In the early 19th century, a series of events marked significant advancements in exploration, technology, and commerce, reflecting a period of rapid change and innovation. On March 23, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, having achieved the monumental feat of reaching the Pacific Ocean, commenced its return journey, symbolizing not just the physical exploration of the American continent but also the expansion of knowledge, geography, and interactions with Native American tribes. This era of exploration paralleled technological advancements, as evidenced by Humphry Davy's invention of the carbon arc light. Davy's pioneering work laid the groundwork for the development of electric lighting, marking a crucial step forward in the industrial application of electricity. Simultaneously, the United States Government Fur Trade Factory System was in full operation, with a strategic aim to dominate the fur trade within its borders. By receiving furs at government-run factories and selling them at public auction from 1806 to 1809, the system sought not only to compete with British traders but also to offer protection and fair dealings to Native Americans, thereby asserting American influence and fostering relations with indigenous populations. This effort was bolstered by military support, which helped transport goods, secure the factories against theft and violence, and enhance the United States' standing among the Native American communities. Furthermore, the Paris Industrial Exposition of 1806 stood as a testament to the burgeoning industrial age, featuring 1,422 exhibitors. This event, the largest industrial fair of its early time, showcased a wide array of inventions, highlighting the era's creativity and the growing importance of industrialization in shaping societies. Together, these developments from exploration and technological invention to commercial strategies and industrial exhibitions, illustrate a dynamic period of growth and ingenuity that would lay the foundations for the modern world.
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