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

The March 2011 Baltimore Auction

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1853-FD Octagonal 50 Cents. BG-302. Rarity-4-. Die State III. Liberty Head/Small Eagle or "Peacock" Reverse. MS-63 (PCGS). A second Choice example of the type, this coin is richly toned in a patchwork of khaki-rose, autumn-orange, gray-gold and blue-gray colors. Later state of the dies than the Jay Roe specimen being offered above, there is considerable evidence of die rust (as made) in the obverse field and a retained cud die break (also as struck) is present at the right-obverse border.
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