1868 50C BG-1074 MS (PCGS# 10903)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 7310
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"1868" (1881-1883) Round 50 Cents. BG-1074. Rarity-6. Indian Head. MS-65 (PCGS). Finer than the Jay Roe specimen, this fully Gem-quality piece is the single highest-graded example of BG-1074 known to PCGS. It is a prooflike coin with reddish-orange reverse color that yields to lighter olive-khaki tinting on the obverse. A soft strike in the centers is characteristic of the type, although the reverse wreath is intricately detailed.