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

2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    1866
  • Grade:
    AU58
  • Price:
    $1,783.00
Lot Description
1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, AU58 PCGS. Those are glory rays above the eagle's back, and the tail is obvious beneath the arrow. Yet the "Peacock" nickname has stuck, and it remains among the most coveted types within the Period One series. Considerable die rust marks this as a Die State II example. There is a retained rim cud joining the star behind Liberty's head. Considerable luster remains on the golden-smoky surfaces.
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