1854 California Gold Rush Circulating Fractional Gold G$1, BG-508 Liberty Octagonal PCGS AU53 R4+


1854 Gold $1 Liberty Head Octagonal, Initials FD. High Rarity-4.

  • Period One - circulating issues between 1852 and 1856.
  • Redbook Type: Liberty Head / Value & Date in Beaded Circle initials FD, 1853-1856.
  • Made by Frontier, Deviercy & Co., 1852-1859.

Obverse: Smaller head than BG-501, BG-502, BG-503 & BG-504, 10 stars; 1st star between chin and bust point; tip of diadem points just above 4th star. Same obverse as BG-505, BG-506 & BG-507.

Reverse:  CALIFORNIA  * GOLD * (only two large 5 pointed stars) outside of beaded circle, the initials “FD” appear below. The upper star is at 12:45 and the lower star at 5:00. 1 DOLLAR 1854 is within the beaded circle.

More Information
PCGS # 10485
BG Number 508
Grading Service PCGS
Grade AU53
Denom Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination Gold $1
Mint Location Private Issue
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Circulated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG- 508
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type PCGS OGH

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