Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC
Treasure Auction 28  17-19 Nov 2020
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Lot 1269

Starting price: 100 USD
Price realized: 500 USD
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USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty 50 cents, 1855-O, arrows, ex-Tuscaloosa Hoard (Civil War era).12.40 grams.This piece is one of 276 buried coins discovered in April of 1998 in Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, by resident Steve Webb while digging for a fence post. The Tuscaloosa Hoard (also known as the Tuscaloosa Collection) was most likely buried during the Civil War by a local merchant for safekeeping during the turbulent period. The hoard consisted mostly of early to mid-1800s US halves and quarters along with a few gold US $2.50 and $1 pieces, plus several Spanish and French silver coins. The hoard was disseminated in the early 2000s and very few of these Civil War relics have turned up in recent years. Lustrous AU with surface hairlines, mostly bright white with a few spots of toning on the reverse. For a news article on the hoard's discovery, see the online lot listing. From the "Tuscaloosa Hoard" (1860s) near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with certificate.

Estimate: 125-200 USD
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