1856-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66
NO MOTTO. LIGHT AMBER LAVENDER TONE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED
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In 1856, the Mistick Krewe of Comus was founded in New Orleans and brought the festivities of Mardi Gras to the masses. Prior to the organization’s founding, only the Creole community in New Orleans celebrated the occasion that only rarely included parades. This 1856 half dollar, minted in New Orleans, recalls the year that the city’s Mardi Gras became the celebration we know today.