1837 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO STARS, SMALL DATE MS67+
SMALL DATE. SUPERB LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
In 1837, Washington Irving completed his “The Adventures of Captain Bonneville”. The novel, an account of the real life French-born Benjamin Bonneville, was written after Irving met the explorer in New York City and learned of his journeys. Irving agreed to pay Bonneville $1,000 for all of his maps and notes. This 1837 half dime recalls the publishing of this third of Irving’s novels about the American West.