1857 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS67
GEM PRISTINE SURFACES. LOVELY PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
In 1857, the Mountain Meadows Massacre was committed by Mormons in Utah. As a group of emigrants made their way from Arkansas to California, they passed through Mormon territory in Utah. The group was attacked by a Mormon army, who suspected them of aiding the US Army, but was able to form a circle with their wagons and hold out for several days. The group was convinced to surrender and when they left the safety of their wagon circle, all 120 men, women and children were executed. This 1857 quarter recalls one of the largest losses of life during the Utah War.