1846 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, TALL DATE MS65
TALL DATE. RICH AMBER/BLUE PATINA. JUST A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
In 1846, American forces met an invading Mexican army in what is called the Battle of Palo Alto. After a Mexican siege was lifted, General Zachary Taylor’s scouts spotted the retreating Mexican army Taylor opted to engage. The battle, an American victory, would see just four American soldiers killed while the Mexican side lost nearly two hundred. This 1846 half dollar recalls the first major battle of the Mexican-American War.