1853 50C BG-302 "Peacock" MS (PCGS# 10422)

2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454

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Lot Description
1853 50C Peacock Reverse Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, MS64 PCGS. Die State IV with a prominent cud at 3 o'clock. This die state is listed as "rare" in the second edition of Breen-Gillio, which adds "one of the most popular types in this series." The F.D. initials beneath the bun are short for the maker, Frontier, Deviercy & Co. Satiny and unabraded with green-gold color and well struck types. Jay Roe's example, graded MS63 PCGS, auctioned for $5,000 in 2003. Population: 13 in 64, 2 finer (12/07).
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