durdik's Coin Album

1837 50C Reeded Edge XF45 PCGS #6176

In 1837, American abolitionist and newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy is killed by a pro-slavery mob.

1930 B 2 Rap MS67RD PCGS #884822

Switzerland

1936 B 1/2 Fr MS67 PCGS #886007

Switzerland

1937 B 1 Fr MS67 PCGS #886257

Switzerland

(2007) $1 George Washington, Missing Edge Lettering MS66 PCGS #149317

Formerly ANACS MS66; Serial No.: 2974479

(2007) $1 George Washington, Missing Edge Lettering MS66 PCGS #149317

Formerly ANACS MS66; Serial No.: 2974479

1803 1C Small Date, Small Fraction XF40BN PCGS #1482

S-254. Small Date, Small Fraction. Exceedingly well struck motifs are accented by warm brown fields and lustrous surfaces. Great eye appeal.

1803 1C Small Date, Small Fraction XF40BN PCGS #1482

S-254. Small Date, Small Fraction. Exceedingly well struck motifs are accented by warm brown fields and lustrous surfaces. Great eye appeal.

1804 1/2C Crosslet 4, Stems AU50BN PCGS #1069

C-10. Crosslet 4, with Stems. Lustrous, frosty fields are attractively toned in soft brown hues. A halo of mint red accents the surfaces. Well struck motifs.

1804 1/2C Crosslet 4, Stems AU50BN PCGS #1069

C-10. Crosslet 4, with Stems. Lustrous, frosty fields are attractively toned in soft brown hues. A halo of mint red accents the surfaces. Well struck motifs.

1805 50C VF30 PCGS #6069

In 1805, the U.S. Senate voted to acquit Samuel P. Chase, the only U.S. Supreme Court justice to have been impeached, of all charges that his political leanings influenced his decisions on the bench. This acquittal strengthened the independence of the Federal judiciary against partisan challenges becauseit became an unofficial precedent that judges would not be impeached based on their decisions on the bench.

1805 50C VF30 PCGS #6069

In 1805, the U.S. Senate voted to acquit Samuel P. Chase, the only U.S. Supreme Court justice to have been impeached, of all charges that his political leanings influenced his decisions on the bench. This acquittal strengthened the independence of the Federal judiciary against partisan challenges becauseit became an unofficial precedent that judges would not be impeached based on their decisions on the bench.

1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem VG10 PCGS #39319

Overton 116 Pointed 6, Stem

1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem VG10 PCGS #39319

Overton 116 Pointed 6, Stem

1806 50C 6 over Inverted 6 VF25 PCGS #6078

In 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches St. Louis, Missouri, concluding a successful exploration of the Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest.

1806 50C 6 over Inverted 6 VF25 PCGS #6078

In 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches St. Louis, Missouri, concluding a successful exploration of the Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest.

1809 50C XF45 PCGS #39394

In 1809, the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is recommissioned as flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron.

1809 50C XF45 PCGS #39394

In 1809, the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is recommissioned as flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron.

1810 50C AU55 PCGS #6095

In Fletcher v. Peck, the United States Supreme Court first exercised its power to declare a state law unconstitutional, striking down a Georgia state law invalidating certain sales of land tracts to private investors.

1810 50C AU55 PCGS #6095

In Fletcher v. Peck, the United States Supreme Court first exercised its power to declare a state law unconstitutional, striking down a Georgia state law invalidating certain sales of land tracts to private investors.

1812 50C XF45 PCGS #39446

The United States declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812, citing reasons including outrage at the conscription of American sailors into the British navy, frustration at British restraints on U.S. trade with France, and anger at alleged British military support for American Indians defending their tribal lands from encroaching American settlers.

1812 50C XF45 PCGS #39446

The United States declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812, citing reasons including outrage at the conscription of American sailors into the British navy, frustration at British restraints on U.S. trade with France, and anger at alleged British military support for American Indians defending their tribal lands from encroaching American settlers.

1817 50C AU55 PCGS #6109

In 1817, President James Madison vetoes the Bonus Bill of 1817 as unconstitutional. The Bonus Bill of 1817 was introduced by John Calhoun to provide United States highways linking The East and South to The West using the earnings Bonus from the Second Bank of the United States. Calhoun argued for it using General Welfare and Post Roads clauses of the US Constitution. Though he approved of the goals, President James Madison vetoed the bill as unconstitutional under strict constructionist ideals.

1817 50C AU55 PCGS #6109

In 1817, President James Madison vetoes the Bonus Bill of 1817 as unconstitutional. The Bonus Bill of 1817 was introduced by John Calhoun to provide United States highways linking The East and South to The West using the earnings Bonus from the Second Bank of the United States. Calhoun argued for it using General Welfare and Post Roads clauses of the US Constitution. Though he approved of the goals, President James Madison vetoed the bill as unconstitutional under strict constructionist ideals.

1821 50C XF45 PCGS #39581

In 1821, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Cohens v. Virginia, asserting for the first time the Court's power to review state supreme court decisions in criminal law matters when a defendant claims their Constitutional rights have been violated.

1821 50C XF45 PCGS #39581

In 1821, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Cohens v. Virginia, asserting for the first time the Court's power to review state supreme court decisions in criminal law matters when a defendant claims their Constitutional rights have been violated.

1822 50C XF40 PCGS #39589

In 1822, the Chippewa Indians turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.

1822 50C XF40 PCGS #39589

In 1822, the Chippewa Indians turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.

1823 50C F15 PCGS #39610

In 1823, the U.S. adopted the Monroe Doctrine, which proclaimed that European powers were to no longer colonize or interfere with the affairs of the newly independent nations of the Americas.

1823 50C F15 PCGS #39610

In 1823, the U.S. adopted the Monroe Doctrine, which proclaimed that European powers were to no longer colonize or interfere with the affairs of the newly independent nations of the Americas.

1824 50C XF40 PCGS #39631

In the 1824 Presidential Election, no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election. The United States House of Representatives is given the task to decide the winner (as stipulated by the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution).

1824 50C XF40 PCGS #39631

In the 1824 Presidential Election, no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election. The United States House of Representatives is given the task to decide the winner (as stipulated by the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution).

1825 50C VF25 PCGS #39660

In 1825, under the Treaty of St. Louis, 1,400 Missouri Shawnees were forcibly relocated from Missouri to Kansas.

1825 50C VF25 PCGS #39660

In 1825, under the Treaty of St. Louis, 1,400 Missouri Shawnees were forcibly relocated from Missouri to Kansas.

1828 50C Curl 2, No Knob XF45 PCGS #39755

In 1828, Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

1828 50C Curl 2, No Knob XF45 PCGS #39755

In 1828, Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

1828 1/2C 12 Stars AU50BN PCGS #1150

C-2. Twelve (12) Stars. Smooth, light to medium brown fields are remarkably clean of marks, defects or spots. Well struck motifs. Popular issue with 12 stars on the obverse and scarce as such.

1828 1/2C 12 Stars AU50BN PCGS #1150

C-2. Twelve (12) Stars. Smooth, light to medium brown fields are remarkably clean of marks, defects or spots. Well struck motifs. Popular issue with 12 stars on the obverse and scarce as such.

1830 50C Small 0 AU58 PCGS #6156

In 1830, the U.S. Congress enacts, and President Andrew Jackson signs, the "Indian Removal Act", which lead to the forcible relocation of Indian tribes from the South Eastern U.S. territory.

1830 50C Small 0 AU58 PCGS #6156

In 1830, the U.S. Congress enacts, and President Andrew Jackson signs, the "Indian Removal Act", which lead to the forcible relocation of Indian tribes from the South Eastern U.S. territory.

1831 50C AU55 PCGS #6159

In 1831, in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, the United States Supreme Court denied the Cherokee people's petition to enjoin laws enacted by the State of Georgia stripping the Cherokees of political power on the grounds that the Cherokee people, not being a state, and claiming to be independent of the United States, were a "denominated domestic dependent nation", over which the Supreme Court had no original jurisdiction.

1831 50C AU55 PCGS #6159

In 1831, in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, the United States Supreme Court denied the Cherokee people's petition to enjoin laws enacted by the State of Georgia stripping the Cherokees of political power on the grounds that the Cherokee people, not being a state, and claiming to be independent of the United States, were a "denominated domestic dependent nation", over which the Supreme Court had no original jurisdiction.

1832 50C Small Letters AU58 PCGS #39863

In 1832, in Worcester v. Georgia, the United States Supreme Court held that Cherokee Indians were entitled to federal protection from the actions of state governments.

1832 50C Small Letters AU58 PCGS #39863

In 1832, in Worcester v. Georgia, the United States Supreme Court held that Cherokee Indians were entitled to federal protection from the actions of state governments.

1833 50C XF40 PCGS #39902

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson signs the Force Bill, which authorizes him to use troops to enforce Federal law in South Carolina.

1833 50C XF40 PCGS #39902

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson signs the Force Bill, which authorizes him to use troops to enforce Federal law in South Carolina.

1833 50C AU53 PCGS #6163

O.106

1833 50C AU53 PCGS #6163

O.106

1834 50C Large Date, Large Letters AU58 PCGS #6164

In 1834, the United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for blocking funding of the Second Bank of the United States.

1834 50C Large Date, Large Letters AU58 PCGS #6164

In 1834, the United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for blocking funding of the Second Bank of the United States.

1836 50C Lettered Edge AU58 PCGS #6169

In 1836, by executive order, U.S. President Andrew Jackson issues the Specie Circular, which required payment for government land to be in gold and silver currency. While the Specie Circular was intended to reduce speculation in newly cleared lands, it had the side effect of tying up much of the nation's specie in land transactions, leading to the Panic of 1837.

1836 50C Lettered Edge AU58 PCGS #6169

In 1836, by executive order, U.S. President Andrew Jackson issues the Specie Circular, which required payment for government land to be in gold and silver currency. While the Specie Circular was intended to reduce speculation in newly cleared lands, it had the side effect of tying up much of the nation's specie in land transactions, leading to the Panic of 1837.

1838 50C AU53 PCGS #6177

In 1838, the U.S. forcably relocated the Cherokee Indian tribe, killing at least 8,000, in what was to become known as the "Trail of Tears"

1838 50C AU53 PCGS #6177

In 1838, the U.S. forcably relocated the Cherokee Indian tribe, killing at least 8,000, in what was to become known as the "Trail of Tears"

1851 1/2C MS63BN PCGS #1224

C-1. Lovely, rich tan fields are highly lustrous. Fully struck devices.

1851 1/2C MS63BN PCGS #1224

C-1. Lovely, rich tan fields are highly lustrous. Fully struck devices.

1858-O 50C AU55 PCGS #6294

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate, and the incumbent Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat, for an Illinois seat in the United States Senate.

1858-O 50C AU55 PCGS #6294

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate, and the incumbent Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat, for an Illinois seat in the United States Senate.

1860 1C MS62 PCGS #2058

Razor sharp strike. Flashy mint bloom and frost. Pretty

1860 1C MS62 PCGS #2058

Razor sharp strike. Flashy mint bloom and frost. Pretty

1867 1C MS63BN PCGS #2088

Formerly NGC 372967-004 MS63BN

1867 1C MS63BN PCGS #2088

Formerly NGC 372967-004 MS63BN

1873 1C Closed 3 AU50BN PCGS #37501

S-2. Doubled Die Obverse, Die #2, CONECA 2-0-III, FS - 009.1 and Snow-2. Formerly ANACS 2984808

1873 1C Closed 3 AU50BN PCGS #37501

S-2. Doubled Die Obverse, Die #2, CONECA 2-0-III, FS - 009.1 and Snow-2. Formerly ANACS 2984808

1892-O 50C AU55 PCGS #6462

In 1892, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools to mark the 400th anniversary of the Columbus Day holiday.

1892-O 50C AU55 PCGS #6462

In 1892, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools to mark the 400th anniversary of the Columbus Day holiday.

1893-O 50C AU53 PCGS #6466

The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, opens to the public in Chicago.

1893-O 50C AU53 PCGS #6466

The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, opens to the public in Chicago.

1894-O 50C MS62 PCGS #6469

In 1894, three thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a "wildcat" strike in Illinois, setting the stage for Federal government intervention in the private sector to settle the strike.

1894-O 50C MS62 PCGS #6469

In 1894, three thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a "wildcat" strike in Illinois, setting the stage for Federal government intervention in the private sector to settle the strike.

1895-S 50C MS63 PCGS #6473

In 1895, the US Supreme Court decides In re Debs, ruling that the federal government has the ability to regulate interstate commerce, legalizing the military suppression of the Pullman Strike.

1895-S 50C MS63 PCGS #6473

In 1895, the US Supreme Court decides In re Debs, ruling that the federal government has the ability to regulate interstate commerce, legalizing the military suppression of the Pullman Strike.

1896 10C AU58 PCGS #4809

Repunched Date

1896 10C AU58 PCGS #4809

Repunched Date

1896-O 50C VF25 PCGS #6475

In 1896, the US Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson, upholding segregation by race and introducing the "separate but equal" doctrine that would remain the law of the land for the next fifty years.

1896-O 50C VF25 PCGS #6475

In 1896, the US Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson, upholding segregation by race and introducing the "separate but equal" doctrine that would remain the law of the land for the next fifty years.

1897 50C AU50 PCGS #6477

The miners strike of 1897 begins. The strike would successfully establish the United Mine Workers Union and brought about the 8-hour work day to the mines.

1897 50C AU50 PCGS #6477

The miners strike of 1897 begins. The strike would successfully establish the United Mine Workers Union and brought about the 8-hour work day to the mines.

1898 5C MS63 PCGS #3859

Formerly NGC 693698-013 MS63

1898 5C MS63 PCGS #3859

Formerly NGC 693698-013 MS63

1899-O 50C AU53 PCGS #6484

In 1899, Martha M. Place becomes the first of 26 women (including one juvenile) to die in the electric chair when she was executed on April 8, 1899, at age 44, at Sing Sing prison for killing her stepdaughter.

1899-O 50C AU53 PCGS #6484

In 1899, Martha M. Place becomes the first of 26 women (including one juvenile) to die in the electric chair when she was executed on April 8, 1899, at age 44, at Sing Sing prison for killing her stepdaughter.

1900-O 50C AU58 PCGS #6487

In 1900, the Gold Standard Act is ratified placing United States currency on the gold standard.

1900-O 50C AU58 PCGS #6487

In 1900, the Gold Standard Act is ratified placing United States currency on the gold standard.

1901 50C AU53 PCGS #6489

In 1901, US President Theodore Roosevelt asks the United States Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits."

1901 50C AU53 PCGS #6489

In 1901, US President Theodore Roosevelt asks the United States Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits."

1902-S 50C MS62 PCGS #6494

In 1902, US President Roosevelt prosecutes the Northern Securities Company for violation of the Sherman Act.

1902-S 50C MS62 PCGS #6494

In 1902, US President Roosevelt prosecutes the Northern Securities Company for violation of the Sherman Act.

1903-O 50C AU58 PCGS #6496

In 1903, the United States Senate ratifies the Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal. When the Colombian Senate later rejects the treaty, the U.S. urges Panama to proclaim independence from Columbia.

1903-O 50C AU58 PCGS #6496

In 1903, the United States Senate ratifies the Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal. When the Colombian Senate later rejects the treaty, the U.S. urges Panama to proclaim independence from Columbia.