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    Important 1853 Period One California Gold Dollar, BG-531

    1853 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-531, R.4, MS62 PCGS. A needle-sharp piece that reveals honey and yellow-gold colors when it is rotated under a light. Hints of green are visible on both sides. The obverse field has a few trivial hairlines that define the grade. Two examples of this variety were recovered among treasure from the S.S. Winfield Scott, which sunk in December 1853, thus confirming that these coins were struck in that year, and that they did circulate as money. Clearly finer than the AU58 Jay Roe specimen, sold in September 2003 for $863. (NGC ID# 2BLW, PCGS# 10508)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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