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

2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118

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Lot Description
1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, AU58 PCGS. The PCGS holder reveals a bit of "bird confusion;" it describes the feathered creature on the obverse as an eagle, which it is, though collectors, noting the resemblance of the rays behind the bird's head to ostentatious tailfeathers, have called it the "Peacock Reverse" for decades. This near-Mint piece retains impressive yellow-gold luster and crisp detail despite a touch of friction over the high points. Population: 23 in 58, 67 finer (10/08).
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