1856 California Gold Rush Circulating Fractional Gold 50C, BG-310 Liberty Octagonal PCGS MS61 R6+ Ex.Jay Roe


1856 Gold 50C Liberty Head Octagonal, initial N on reverse. High Rarity-6.

  • Period One - circulating issues between 1852 and 1856.
  • Redbook Type: Small Liberty Head / Date Within Wreath Value Below HALF DOL
  • Made by Antoine Louis Nouizillet.

Obverse: 13 stars. Large head. All stars near or touching the border except for the 11th star.  Same as BG-309.

Reverse:  HALF DOL. CALIFORNIA GOLD. initial N between the wreath and the rim. 1856 within wreath. 4 pairs of berries on left branch, 5 on right.  ALI of CALIFORNIA is above open part of wreath.

Note: On example examined has no date on the reverse. A 30x power lens shows no evidence of a faint or partial image of a date.

More Information
PCGS # 10435
BG Number 310
Grading Service PCGS
Grade MS61
Denom Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination Gold 50C
Mint Location Private Issue
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG-310
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A

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