1837 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO STARS, LARGE DATE MS67

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ANTIQUE GOLD, STEEL-BLUE AND DEEP ROSE PATINA ANNOINT THE SURFACES OF THIS LUSTROUS HALF-DIME.

1837 witnessed the Battle of Lake Okeechobee against the Seminole Indians. The US forces led by General Zachary Taylor, totaled 1,100 men while the Seminole force was 400 warriors strong. Due mostly to the events of this battle that saw the US gain a strategic victory, future US president Zachary Taylor was given the nickname “Old Rough and Ready”. This 1837 half dime recalls an event that helped Taylor secure the presidency in 1849.