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.
More Information
PCGS # 10447
BG Number 411
Grading Service PCGS
Year of Issue 1853
Grade UNC Details
Denom Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination Gold 50C
Mint Location Private Issue
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG-411 Eagle
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A
Is on Sale No

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