BG-1027, 1871 California Fractional Gold 50C, Liberty Round PCGS AU58 R4


1871 Gold 50C Liberty Head Round, initial G on obverse. Rarity-4.

  • Period Two – Jeweler’s issues struck between 1859 and 1882.
  • Redbook Type: Liberty Head / Value & CAL in Wreath
  • Made by Robert B. Gray & Co.

Obverse: 13 stars around and initial G and 1871 are under Liberty head. Bust points above 1st star; tiara closer to 7th than 6th star.  Same as BG1026 drastically repolished many head details gone. The last 1 in 1871 is thin and footless.

Reverse: * HALF DOLLAR CAL. within wreath. The R in DOLLAR has been repunched and leans to the left. The “L” in CAL is high and tilts to the left. There are 2 berries on the outer branch opposite the R in DOLLAR. No bow.

CCJ 24: EML 55; Burnie 92A; Lee 40C; Doering 365B.

  1. Die State-1: Before drastic repolishing. See Brasher Bulletin, Vol.7, #2, p.3.
  2. Die State-2: Drastically repolished.
More Information
PCGS # 10856
BG Number 1027
Grading Service PCGS
Year of Issue 1871
Grade AU58
Denom Type California Fractional Gold
Numeric Denomination Gold 50C
Mint Location Private Issue
Designation NONE
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety BG-1027
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A
Is on Sale No

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