BG- 411, 1853 California Gold Rush Circulating Fractional Gold 50C, Liberty Round Eagle Reverse PCGS Unc Details R7 Ex.Totheroh
Rarity-7. Gold 50C Liberty Head Round, initials GG on obverse. Period One - circulating issues between 1852 and 1856. Redbook Type: Small Broad Head / Small Eagle. Made by Gaime, Guillemot & Co.
Fred Holabird's auction lot description reads as follows for the present specimen: 1853 Broad Liberty head similar to head of BG-402 and BG-403, G G. below, 13 stars around; blundered Eagle With Rays (so-called "Peacock") reverse, DO repunched (originally D overlapping O), part of extra L between OL. Struck by Frontier, Deviercy Co. for Gaime, Guillemot Co. Extremely Rare: only 9 specimens recorded in Breen-Gillio, one of which is plugged and may no longer exist; a 10th example, jewelry damaged, appeared in September 2003, and an 11th was sold by Heritage 1/30/2004, Lot 6398--this lot appears to be a 12th specimen, acquired by Jack Totheroh after 2003. Beautiful ruby red toning, bluish highlights around devices. PCGS Genuine (Damage or Tooling -- UNC Detail). A scratch in the right obverse field prevents this superior coin from grading in high mint state. The reverse is Choice. Only 5 graded in mint state by PCGS, and only 4 auction records including possible duplication. Totherohs original BG-411 was stolen in the 1993 burglary. Serial# 26703346 Totheroh Collection HKA#63563.
|Year of Issue||1853|
|Denom Type||California Fractional Gold|
|Numeric Denomination||Gold 50C|
|Mint Location||Private Issue|
|Holder Variety||BG-411 Eagle|
|Grade Add On||NONE|
|Is on Sale||No|