1855 50C BG-432 MS (PCGS# 10468)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 7277
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This is the plate coin for the issue on page 79 of the 2003 edition of the Breen-Gillio reference <em>California Pioneer Fractional Gold</em>. A radiant yellow-gold example with frosty motifs set atop deep pools of reflectivity in the fields. Sharply struck on the obverse, the reverse is a bit lightly struck on portions of the wreath. Scarce as a type, and decidedly rare in the finer Mint State grades, as here.