1888 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS68

Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 121513
Cert Number: 4992581
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In 1888, the United States was a landscape of innovation and cultural expansion, marking significant strides in technology, society, and the arts. The National Geographic Society was established on January 27 in Washington, D.C., embarking on a mission to enhance and spread geographic knowledge, which would eventually lead to the publication of one of the world's most revered magazines, renowned for its exploration, conservation efforts, and breathtaking imagery. This same year, George Eastman revolutionized photography with the introduction of the Kodak camera, encapsulating the spirit of innovation by making photography accessible to the general public with the simple yet profound slogan, ""You press the button, we do the rest."" This era of innovation extended to the realm of sports, as demonstrated on November 21 when the first known American football game under electric lights was played in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, illuminating the potential for night sports and making games accessible to wider audiences. The invention of the mechanical pencil by John J. Loud offered a practical solution to a common annoyance, eliminating the frequent interruptions for sharpening and thus smoothing the path for writers and professionals alike. Each of these milestones from 1888 highlights the United States' capacity for significant cultural and technological advancements, reflecting a period rich in creativity, progress, and the enduring American spirit of exploration and improvement.
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