Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 143796
Cert Number: 60020454
Bring This Coin to Life
In the eventful year of 1856, a tapestry of notable events unfolded across America. William Henry Perkin, an English chemist, stumbled upon a remarkable discovery, giving birth to the first synthetic dye, ""mauveine,"" which transformed the textile industry. It was also in 1856 that the brilliant inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla came into the world, destined to make groundbreaking contributions to electricity and magnetism. On the grand stage of Washington, D.C., the iconic bronze statue known as the ""Statue of Freedom"" graced the top of the United States Capitol Building, symbolizing the nation's enduring commitment to freedom and democracy. The sport of baseball, which would become a cherished American pastime, saw its name appear in print for the first time in a New York City newspaper, marking a milestone in its history. Across the map, cities and industries flourished. Victoria, Texas, was incorporated, contributing to its vibrant community. The Pabst Brewing Company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, adding a beloved beer brand to the nation's brewing history. Hamilton Smith received the first American patent for a rotary washing machine, heralding a new era of household technology. In the realm of transportation, the Illinois Central Railroad began operations, connecting Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico and fostering economic growth in the region. And on December 28, 1856, Woodrow Wilson, who would later become the 28th President of the United States, was born in Staunton, Virginia, destined to leave an indelible mark on American history. These events from 1856 weave a rich tapestry of innovation, progress, and growth in the United States.
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