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    Famous Arms of California
    1853 Round Half, MS62, BG-435

    1853 50C Arms of California 50 Cents, BG-435, Low R.5, MS62 PCGS. Among the most famous varieties within the entire California small denomination gold series. The obverse displays the California state arms, and the reverse imitates the eagle, ribbon, and shield motif used on the Assay Office slugs then in local circulation. Such interesting types would soon belong to the past, since the majority of the Breen-Gillio varieties feature a parade of Liberty, Indian, and wreath types vaguely reminiscent of the Federal gold dollar. This is a well struck and minimally abraded example that has slightly subdued luster. Population: 4 in 62, 29 finer (11/08). (NGC ID# 2BKU, PCGS# 10471)

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