1853 $1 BG-514 MS (PCGS# 10491)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 12864
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1853-DERI Octagonal $1. BG-514. Rarity-5+. Liberty Head. MS-64 (PCGS). Reeded edge. Deep honey-gold surfaces exhibit warm olive toning, lively luster, and no marks of major consequence. From the firm of M. Deriberpie, active in California 1852-1854 or so. Die State II: "Obverse vertical crack down from truncation through first star." An altogether pleasing example of the famous DERI dollar type.