1853 $1 BG-514 MS (PCGS# 10491)

2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358

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Lot Description
1853 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-514, High R.5, MS62 PCGS. A crisply struck and shimmering apricot-gold Period One piece. According to the Second Edition of the Breen-Gillio reference, M. Deriberpie was listed in J.M. Parker's 1852 San Francisco Directory as an engraver, in the same building as jeweler Antoine Nouizillet. Along with Nouizillet and Routhier, he was arrested for coining 'counterfeit' dollars (similar to the present piece) on April 12, 1853. Population: 8 in 62, 7 finer (9/04).
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