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

2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1154

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Lot Description
1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, MS62 PCGS. A later die state with a break along the right obverse border near star 12. The famous "Peacock" reverse, although technically an eagle is depicted. The bird's tail is actually beneath the arrows, and the lines above and behind the bird are glory rays. An important Period One type, much more desirable than the myriad wreath reverses that dominate the series. This is an unabraded and slightly subdued green-gold example with minor retained laminations (as made) on the reverse field.
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