1853 California Gold Rush Circulating Fractional Gold G$1, BG-524 Liberty Octagonal PCGS AU58 R6+
BG-524, 1853 G$1 Liberty Head Octagonal, R6+
- 1853 Gold $1 Liberty Head Octagonal, initials DERI on reverse. High Rarity-6.
- 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 stars; stars very close to border except 2nd and 3rd; bust point aims directly at 1st star; 4th star is directly above the tip of the coronet.
Reverse: ‘* CALIFORNIA GOLD *’ and ‘DERI’ outside of beaded circle. 1 DOLLAR 1853 within the cricle; the 1 is perpendicular with the left portion of the N in CALIFORNIA; DOLLAR is parallel with the 1st A in CALIFORNIA and the L in GOLD; The 3 in the date and the right star are close to the circle. (Same as BG-523).
Lee 2F; D 410E.
- Die State-1: earlier than reported by BG, no cracks.
- Die State-2: extensively rusted and cracked from rim to A F I in CALIFORNIA, O of GOLD, I of DERI and through to base of date.
|Denomination Type||California Fractional Gold|
|Numeric Denomination||Gold $1|
|Mint Location||Private Issue|
|Grade Add On||NONE|