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1852 $50 RE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 887 Thous. VF35 PCGS....

2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 13, 2007
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Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Choice VF 887 Thous. 1852 Humbert Fifty, K-11
1852 $50 RE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 887 Thous. VF35 PCGS. K-11, R.5. The last of fifty dollar slug varieties issued prior to the reorganization of the California mint as the United States Assay Office of Gold. The assay office was operated by Moffat & Co., which dissolved after its founder, John Little Moffat, left the firm in 1852. The new principles were Curtis, Perry, and Ward. Business continued as before, but the name of Augustus Humbert would no longer appear on the coins struck at the facility. This straw-gold slug has glimpses of rose-tinted luster within the wings, legends, and engine turning. The distributed marks are appropriate for 25 points of wear. Certified in a green label holder, and listed on page 353 of the 2008 Guide Book. (PCGS# 10217)

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