1844 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65
*QUALITY. GEM SURFACES WITH LOVELY LIGHT AMBER TONING. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
In 1844, the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, was killed. Smith had been arrested on charges of polygamy and was being held in Carthage Jail when an armed mob stormed the building and shot the religious leader several times. This 1844 half dollar recalls the death of a controversial holy man.