1853 California Gold Rush Circulating Fractional Gold G$1, BG-505 Liberty Octagonal PCGS MS63 R4



1853 Gold $1 Dollar Liberty Head Octagonal, initials FD on reverse. Rarity-4.

  • Period One - circulating issues between 1852 and 1856.
  • Redbook Type: Small Liberty Head / Value & Date in Beaded Circle.
  • RedBook Collectors Sequence: RB-0
  • Made by Frontier-Deviercy.


Obverse: Smaller head than BG-501 through BG-504; 10 stars; 1st star between chin and bust point; tip of diadem points just above 4th star.

Reverse: *  CALIFORNIA  *  * GOLD, (G inverted) outside of beaded circle, initials “FD” below. 1 DOLLAR 1853 within the beaded circle.

CCJ 4; EML 6; Burnie 10; Lee 3A; D 411.


  1. Die State-1: Reverse lettering intact beads bold
  2. Die State-2: Reverse polished, GOLD and ORN fragmented, beads smaller.
More Information
PCGS # 10482
BG Number 505
Grading Service PCGS
Grade MS63
Denomination Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination Gold $1
Mint Location Private Issue
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG-505
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A

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