1853 $1 BG-519 MS (PCGS# 10496)

2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452

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    Heritage Auctions
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Lot Description
1853 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-519, Low R.4, MS65 NGC. Period One octagonal dollars are coveted for their relevance to the gold rush San Francisco economy, which faced a dire shortage of small denomination coins during the early 1850s. Made by jewelers and dispensed as change, these small private gold pieces circulated to a modest extent. The present yellow-gold Gem was set aside, and features satiny fields and clean surfaces.
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