1898 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 165 STRUCK.
Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 140813
Cert Number: 44117242
$28,000.00**
$27,500.00
Bring This Coin to Life
In 1898, the United States experienced a flurry of significant cultural and technological milestones that underscored the nation's rapid urbanization and innovation. A pivotal moment in urban development occurred on January 1, when New York City transformed into the metropolis known today by officially consolidating with Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island, marking its emergence as one of the largest cities in the world. This year also welcomed the inaugural United States auto show in New York City's Madison Square Garden, a landmark event that highlighted the burgeoning role of the automobile in American life and previewed the profound impact cars would have on society and culture. Additionally, 1898 saw the United States Congress authorize the use of private mailing cards, or postcards, revolutionizing personal communication. This innovation provided a quick, inexpensive way for Americans to send messages and share vivid snapshots of their experiences, fostering a new cultural phenomenon that would endure for generations. The discovery of polonium by Marie and Pierre Curie, though a scientific achievement outside the United States, had a significant impact on the global scientific community, including American researchers, influencing future investigations in chemistry and physics. Together, these events from 1898 illustrate a vibrant chapter in American history, characterized by transformative urban and technological advancements, enriching the nation's cultural landscape and setting the stage for the 20th century’s, reflecting the United States' dynamic journey into the new century.
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