1854 50C BG-308 MS (PCGS# 10428)

2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1156

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5260
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $4,600.00
Lot Description
1854 50C Liberty Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-308, R.4, MS65 NGC. This Period One variety was used in California Gold Rush commerce, since PCGS has certified five examples as AU50. Partly because many survivors exhibit wear, BG-308 is rare in MS64 and better grades. The present Gem is the single finest certified by either major service. It has a prooflike obverse and a satiny reverse. The canary-gold surfaces appear unabraded, and the strike is above average since all date digits are clear.
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