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.

  1. Die State-1: earlier than reported by BG, no cracks.                                                    
  2. 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.
More Information
PCGS # 10501
BG Number 524
Grading Service PCGS
Grade AU58
Denom Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination Gold $1
Mint Location Private Issue
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Circulated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG-524
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A

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