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    Select 1853 Octagonal Dollar, BG-531, None Finer

    1853 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-531, R.4, MS63 PCGS. A popular Period One octagonal dollar variety with a well-engraved portrait of Liberty. A prooflike piece with noticeable contrast between the bust and the obverse field. BG-531 was one variety that undoubtedly circulated briefly within the Gold Rush economy. Per the Breen-Gillio reference, two pieces were recovered from the S.S. Winfield Scott, which sank December 1, 1853. One of four MS63 coins at PCGS, with none finer at either service (4/07). (NGC ID# 2BLW, PCGS# 10508)

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