1880-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS64
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In 1880, Emperor Joshua Norton of San Francisco passed away and nearly 30,000 people attended his funeral. Joshua Norton, who most people believed to be insane or at least incredibly eccentric, declared himself Emperor of the United States in 1859 and even minted currency in his name. Though he had no real political power, the people of San Francisco would humor his belief and most accepted his currency. Could this 1880 eagle, minted in San Francisco, have attended the funeral of the first and last Emperor of the United States?