1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58
FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. WELL STRUCK WITH ORANGE PEAL LUSTER. SHOWING ONLY THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF WEAR. LESS THAN 100 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. CERTAINLY CONDITION CENSUS. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
In 1838, Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph using dots and dashes in a system that would evolve into Morse code. Vail became the partner of Samuel Morse in 1837 and would go on to vastly improve on Morse’s designs as well as simplifying the code Morse was developing. When Morse sent the first telegram in 1844 with the message, “What hath God wrought?” it was Vail on the other end that receive it. Could this 1838 eagle have been present when the largely forgotten inventor translated the first message sent with a telegraph?