1846 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO AU55
VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY 20,095 STRUCK. JUST 5 HIGHER AT PCGS.
NGC Graded Higher:
1846 saw both the Bear Flag Revolt and the subsequent annexation of California by the United States. In the years leading up to 1846, many American settlers had come to the Mexican controlled province of California. The revolt occurred when the Mexican Governor, Jose Castro, proclaimed that the land purchased by non-naturalized Mexican citizens was void. Fearing the proclamation would soon be enforced the Americans in California attacked the Mexican town of Sonoma and declared the Bear Flag Republic with hopes of soon being annexed by the US. Just a couple weeks later the rebels would get their wish when US troops were sent to both Sonoma and Monterey. Could this 1846 eagle have been with one of the US troops when they met up with the Bear Flag Revolt?