1856 LIBERTY SEATED 10C, SMALL DATE PR66 Cameo
EST 40-50 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST CAMEO GRADED.
NGC Graded Higher:
1856 marks the end to the second Committee of Vigilance’s control of San Francisco. In response to corruption in the government preventing policing of the city’s crime, the Committee of Vigilance was formed to punish offenders themselves. This second incarnation of the group lasted just four months but was able to force several prominent members of the municipal government to resign. This 1856 dime recalls the reign of the second Committee of Vigilance.