1840 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, REVERSE OF 1839 MS65
REVERSE OF 1839.
Alfred Thayer Mahan was born. He would go on to be called the “most important American strategist of the 19th century”. Mahan became a US admiral and his theories led many of the world’s nations to dramatically increase their naval powers. Ironically, Mahan feared the sea and disdained his time aboard ships. This 1840 half dollar recalls the birth of a man that would go on to revolutionize naval strategy.
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