1853 50C BG-302 "Peacock" MS (PCGS# 10422)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 7275
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Highly lustrous with satiny khaki-rose surfaces, this is a lovely example of the ever-popular "Peacock" reverse Fractional Half Dollar. The plate coin in the 2003 edition of the book <em>California Pioneer Fractional Gold </em>by Walter Breen and Ron Gillio. A type that circulated extensively, BG-302 is often encountered well worn, a fact that confirms the conditionally scarce nature of this Choice Mint State survivor.