1853 50C BG-430 MS (PCGS# 10466)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 9957
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1853 Round 50 Cents. BG-430. Rarity-3. MS-62 (PCGS). OGH--Second Generation. Hart's "Coins of the Golden West." 1914 Washington-Indian series. 25Ã‚Â¢. MS-66 (NGC). Wholly reflective with mirror fields as often seen on these early strikes. The surfaces are attractive and free of any distractions. An example of this die pairing was found on the S.S. Winfield Scott shipwreck (which sank on December 1, 1853) so the date of the issue was thereby verified. These pieces were designed by Antoine Louis Nouizillet.