1854 50C BG-436 Eagle MS (PCGS# 10472)

2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5982
  • Grade:
    MS62
  • Price:
    $6,785.00
Lot Description
1854 50C Liberty Round 50 Cents, BG-436, R.6, MS62 PCGS. A very rare piece by an unknown maker--Breen-Gillio theorize it was possibly Auguste DuBois. The rear of the head and neck has an unfinished appearance, and the eagle lacks a scroll on the reverse. This piece is midway between the two die states listed in Breen-Gillio. There is a "period" die dot after the date, but the "exclamation point" documented after DOL. is not fully formed, although a die crack passes nearby, from the eagle's beak up between the L and the period after. A lustrous amber-gold piece, certified in a green-label holder.
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