1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo

Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 138184
Cert Number: 81767320
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The year 1836 stands as a landmark in American and global history, marked by transformative events and groundbreaking achievements. This period saw Texas making a bold proclamation of independence from Mexico on March 2nd, a declaration followed by the storied Battle of the Alamo, where Texian combatants heroically withstood the siege by Mexican forces. As the nation expanded with Arkansas's admission as the 25th state on June 15th, another kind of revolution was taking place in the domain of technological innovation. Among the year's significant innovations, Samuel Colt's patenting of the revolver design on February 25th stands out for its profound impact on firearms technology and warfare. Colt's invention introduced a revolutionary mechanism that allowed for multiple rounds to be fired successively without the need for reloading after each shot. This breakthrough was achieved through a revolving cylinder design, which housed several chambers, each capable of holding a single bullet. As the hammer was cocked, the cylinder rotated to bring each chamber into alignment with the gun's barrel, ready for firing. This innovation drastically increased the firepower available to an individual, changing the dynamics of combat and personal defense. The Colt revolver quickly became a symbol of the American frontier, renowned for its reliability, durability, and the strategic advantage it provided. It was widely adopted by the military, law enforcement agencies, and civilians alike, playing a pivotal role in the expansion westward, in law enforcement across the burgeoning nation, and in numerous conflicts, including the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. Beyond its immediate tactical applications, Colt's revolver also marked a significant advancement in manufacturing and industrial production. Colt's implementation of interchangeable parts and assembly line techniques not only streamlined the production of his firearms but also set a precedent for future manufacturing processes, heralding a new era of industrialization. In the broader context of 1836, the invention of the Colt revolver embodied the spirit of innovation and progress that defined the year. While Texas fought for and secured its independence, symbolized by the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21st, and the University of London laid the foundations for higher educational and intellectual advancement across the Atlantic, Samuel Colt's revolver reshaped the technological landscape. Together, these events illustrated a year of resilience, innovation, and determination, profoundly influencing the course of history and the development of societies around the world.
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