BG- 419, 1853 California Gold Rush, Circulating Fractional Gold 50C, Liberty Round, NGC AU Details R8


It is with pleasure that we at AUCM present an 1853 Fractional Gold 50c, BG-419, Liberty Round, graded NGC AU Details. This is considered among the rarest of California Fractional Gold coinage. PCGS tells us that there are only 3 or 4 known. Plus, in its NGC AU Details grade it will save you a lot of money. The Greysheet lists this issue at $35,000.00 in MS63.

The obverse features the traditional coroneted Liberty head facing left, surrounded by 11 stars. The reverse has the year 1853 within a wreath that is tied neatly at the bottom. Around the wreath is found CALIFORNIA GOLD HALF D. Take a look at the images of this great rarity, with its attractive rich golden yellow coloration. If you are a specialist in truly rare California Fractional Gold, and have the necessary resources, then this may be a great piece to add to your numismatic holdings.


1850 Woman and Men in California Gold Rush.jpg

Three men and one woman panning for gold during the California Gold Rush. All California Fractional Gold was produced with gold from the Gold Rush.


BG-419, 1853 G50C Liberty Head Round, R8

  • 1853 Gold 50C Liberty Head Round, Rarity-8.
  • Period One - circulating issues between 1852 and 1856.
  • Made by M. Deriberpie.

Obverse: 12 stars; bust point touches border; 1st star below and near chin. 9th star below upper bun of hair.                                                                 

Reverse: CALIFORNIA GOLD HALF D around and outside of rim, 1853 within. Same as BG-417 and BG-418.

Burnie 12; Lee 6E; D 324D.

More Information
PCGS # 10455
BG Number 419
Grading Service NGC
Year of Issue 1853
Grade AU Details
Denom Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination G50C
Mint Location Philadelphia
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG-419
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A
Is on Sale No

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