1804 DRAPED BUST $5, SMALL OVER LARGE 8 MS65

SMALL OVER LARGE 8. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE SECOND FINEST GRADED.
Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 144017
Cert Number: 46727874
$200,000.00**
$198,000.00
Bring This Coin to Life
In 1804, a pivotal year in history, Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France on May 18, marking a significant transformation in French governance and symbolizing the peak of Napoleon's power. This coronation not only solidified his rule over France but also had profound implications for the political landscape of Europe, heralding the era of the Napoleonic Wars. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the United States witnessed one of its most infamous episodes: the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton on July 11. This duel, arising from deep-seated political and personal enmity, culminated in the death of Hamilton, a key figure in the founding of the nation and the architect of the American financial system. This event dramatically affected Burr's career and cast a long shadow over American politics. The same year also marked the completion of the Louisiana Purchase on March 10, a monumental event in U.S. history. The acquisition of this vast territory from France for $15 million effectively doubled the size of the United States, opening up immense opportunities for westward expansion and exploration. This led to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which commenced in May 1804 from St. Louis, Missouri. Under the leadership of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, this expedition embarked on a historic journey of exploration, venturing into the uncharted territories of the American West. As they traversed through present-day states from Missouri to North Dakota, they meticulously documented their findings, including detailed observations of Native American cultures, flora, fauna, and geography. Their contributions significantly enhanced the understanding of the American frontier and laid the groundwork for future exploration and settlement. These events of 1804, from Napoleon's ascent to the tragic duel, the Louisiana Purchase, and the daring expedition of Lewis and Clark, collectively shaped the course of the early 19th century. They reflected a period of dramatic change, expansion, and conflict that would influence the future of both Europe and the United States, setting the stage for decades of transformation and growth.
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