1854 $1 BG-504 Eagle MS (PCGS# 10481)

LB Signature Sale #446

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Lot Description
1854 $1 Large Eagle Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-504, Low R.5, AU58 NGC. This is among the most famous varieties within the California Small Denomination Gold series. BG-504 is the sole variety featured on the cover of the second edition of the standard Breen-Gillio reference. Although any Period One octagonal dollar variety is popular, BG-504 is particularly so since it copies the eagle and shield motif from the Humbert fifty dollar slugs of the era. A well struck and dusky olive-gold piece, smooth aside from minor granularity on the upper left obverse field. Census: 2 in 58, 0 finer (8/07).
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