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

2012 April 18-22 US Coins & Platinum Night CSNS Signature Auction- Schaumburg #1169

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    6973
  • Grade:
    AU50
  • Price:
    $1,099.00
Lot Description
1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4 -- Cracked and Defective Planchet -- AU50 PCGS. The rough conditions in which the California fractional gold pieces were struck are evident in the bold planchet crack through the 3 in the date, a funhouse-mirror reflection of the die crack that clips the tip of Liberty's coronet. The famed "peacock" reverse shows a separate defect overlapping the right (facing) wing. All that said, this is a basically pleasing, lightly worn example of the famous type.
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