1799 $1 B-10 BB-163 MS (PCGS# 40054)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 3052
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Light even grey toning on both sides. An appealing specimen of this year (PCGS # 6878) </B>. <BR><BR>In 1799, Congress suspended all trade with France and her colonies. During the warlike tensions that ensued, the frigate Constellation captured the French sailing ship <I>Insurgente.</I> In March of that year, President John Adams appointed William Varns Murray to be the new Minister to France. Murray headed a peace commission which ended hostilities with France. Also this year, on December 14, George Washington died of a severe throat infection, following a cold caught while riding around his farm in the rain and snow. (An Alexandria, Virginia newspaper published in its entirety the report submitted by the attending physicians.). <BR>Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,900.