1876 50C BG-953 MS (PCGS# 10811)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 7304
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1876 Octagonal 50 Cents. BG-953. Rarity-5. Indian Head. MS-64 (PCGS). Deep honey-gold surfaces with frosty motifs and richly reflective fields that exhibit pale-olive iridescence. A scarce and popular issue from Christoph Mohrig in San Francisco. Boldly struck with even the tiniest details plainly presented. Just four examples of BG-953 have been graded finer than the present piece by PCGS, none of those above MS-65.