1882 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 67 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 137259
Cert Number: 39519922
$93,500.00
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In 1882, a year marked by pivotal developments across the globe, the formation of the Triple Alliance emerged as a significant diplomatic endeavor, uniting Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in a powerful military alliance that would shape European politics until World War I. Concurrently, in the United States, the enactment of the Chinese Exclusion Act on May 6 represented a profound shift in immigration policy, becoming the first federal law to significantly restrict immigration by prohibiting Chinese laborers, thereby setting a precedent for future immigration restrictions. Meanwhile, the realm of science and technology witnessed groundbreaking advancements, notably Thomas Edison's inauguration of the Pearl Street Station in New York City on September 4. This facility, as the world's first commercial electrical power plant, marked the dawn of the electrical age by illuminating a small section of Manhattan and revolutionizing urban life. In the same vein, Robert Koch's announcement on March 24 of the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis, heralded a major breakthrough in medical microbiology, enhancing our understanding of infectious diseases. The cultural landscape was equally vibrant, with the premiere of Richard Wagner's ""Parsifal"" on July 26 in Germany, introducing a seminal work in the opera genre. Additionally, economic innovation was evident in the formation of the Standard Oil Trust by John D. Rockefeller, a strategic move that monopolized the oil industry in the U.S. and reshaped the corporate landscape. Amidst these monumental events, the inaugural Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on January 2, celebrated the state's mild winter, setting the stage for an enduring annual tradition. Collectively, these events in 1882 illustrate a year of significant transition, reflecting shifts in political alliances, technological breakthroughs, cultural achievements, and economic strategies that would have lasting impacts on the global stage. "
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