1854 California Gold Rush Circulating Fractional Gold 50C, BG-404 Liberty Round NGC MS63 R7- (8 to 10 Known)


Issued by Frontier, Deviercy & Co., successor to Joseph Brothers’ coining business in 1853. 


1854 Gold 50C Liberty Head Round, initials FD on obverse. Low Rarity-7.

  • Period One - circulating issues between 1852 and 1856.
  • RedBook variety - Large Liberty Head initials FD / Value & Date in Wreath, 1854-1855.
  • Made by Frontier-Deviercy.

Obverse: Broad head; 13 small stars; FD below bust and above last two stars. A defect hangs from the 12th star. Same as BG-403.

Reverse: 1 2 DOLLAR 1854 within wreath. The 1854 is moved to the left so that the 1 is under the DO and the 8 is under the OL of DOLLAR; a dash follows the date. The wreath has a double bow in the shape of two hearts.

Lee 14B; D 334A.

More Information
PCGS # 10440
BG Number 404
Grading Service NGC
Grade MS63
Denom Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination Gold 50C
Mint Location Private Issue
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG-404
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A

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