1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS66
NO DRAPERY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. KNOXVILLE COLLECTION.
NGC Graded Higher:
In 1839, William Otis of Philadelphia patented the steam shovel. This 1839 half dollar, minted in Philadelphia, may have been used by Otis to secure a patent for the device that would go on to play a major role in railroad construction as well as helping to create he Panama Canal.