1858 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO MS60
VERY SCARCE. LUSTROUS. ONLY 2,521 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER.
In 1858, after receiving the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for senate, Abraham Lincoln gave his “House Divided” speech on the dangers of the issue of slavery to the stability of the union of the states. Lincoln believed that all states should either adopt slavery or outlaw it because the division between the north and south on the issue would lead to turmoil. Three years later, during Lincoln’s first term as President, the issue came to a head with the start of the Civil War. Could this 1858 eagle have been present in Springfield, Illinois during Lincoln’s prophetic speech?