1853 California Gold Rush Circulating Fractional Gold G$1, BG-518 Liberty Octagonal PCGS AU55 R5
BG-518, 1853 G$1 Liberty Head Octagonal, R5
- 1853 Gold $1 Liberty Head Octagonal, initials DERI on reverse. Rarity-5.
- Period One - circulating issues between 1852 and 1856.
- Redbook Type: Octagonal Dollar - Liberty Head / Value & Date in Beaded Circle.
- RedBook Collectors Sequence: RB-051
- Made by M. Deriberpe, 1853-1854.
Obverse: 8 six pointed stars; 1st star immediately below point of bust; 6th star joins with upper bun of hair.
Reverse: ‘* CALIFORNIA GOLD *’ and ‘DERI’ outside of circle. 1 DOLLAR 1853 inside circle. The 1 in the date tilts to the left and the 8 & 5 are higher than the 1 & 3. The 1 in DOLLAR is between the NI in CALIFORNIA DOLLAR is horizontal with the first A in CALIFORNIA and the D in Gold. (Same rev. as BG-517.)
EML 5; Burnie 6; Lee 2D; D 410C.
- Die State-1: Perfect obverse die.
- Die State-2: Cracked from rim, 8:00, to bust point.
- Die State-3: Stacks, 10-18-90, #2002, reports extreme die cracks.
|Denomination Type||California Fractional Gold|
|Numeric Denomination||Gold $1|
|Mint Location||Private Issue|
|Grade Add On||NONE|