LARGE LIBERTY DOLLAR WITH ID TO 104TH PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER WHO DIED OF DISEASE

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Item Code: 490-5238

Coin is a Liberty head dollar dated 1800.

The obverse has a bust of Liberty at center with flowing hair and wearing a headscarf. She is flanked by 13 six-pointed stars with “LIBERTY” at top and “1800” at bottom.

Reverse the Great Seal of the United States at center surrounded by “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

Edge of the coin is stamped with stars and other unknown marks and the wording “ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT HUNDRED CENTS.”

Coin shows some minor wear from handling and there is a hole cut at top center which holds an early to mid-20th Century string tag that reads “USED AS A TEETHING RING WHEN A BABY BY ABRAHAM ANGENY PVT. CO A. 104TH PA. INF. 10/6/61 DIED AT YORKTOWN, VA. JUNE6, 1862 NATIONAL CEMETERY SECT. D GRAVE 288.”

Abraham Angeny was born in 1836. He enlisted as a private in Company A, 104th Pennsylvania at Doylestown on September 6, 1861. He died of disease at Yorktown, Virginia on June 6, 1862. Before Angeny died his regiment was engaged on the Peninsula at Williamsburg and Fair Oaks.    [ad] [ph:L]

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