1865 50C BG-1005 MS (PCGS# 10834)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 4195
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A sizeable obverse die break (as made) at the upper right border probably contributed to the early discard of that die and, by extension, the scarcity of the BG-1005 variety in numismatic hands. This is a semi prooflike survivor with bright yellow-gold surfaces and a suitably bold strike.