1806/5 DRAPED BUST $2.5, 7X6 STARS AU58
CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY CLEAR OVERDATE. ONLY 480 STRUCK. LESS THAN 36 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
In 1806, Andrew Jackson challenged Charles Dickinson to a duel after the man accused the future president of cheating on a horse bet. During the duel, Jackson would take a bullet to the chest before returning fire and killing Dickinson. The bullet in Jackson’s chest was never removed and was buried with him in 1845. This 1806/5 quarter eagle recalls a day that very nearly could have changed American history.