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    PCGS 1853 Arms of California Round Half Dollar AU 58. BG-435, high R.6. The classic rarity and key to the entire series of California Fractional gold coins. The obverse displays the Arms of California, with a seated Minerva with a bear at her feet; the reverse shows a defiant eagle similar to that seen on Augustus Humbert's famous Fifty Dollar gold "slugs." The maker's identity is unknown, but the quality of engraving is amazingly high. Possibly as many as twelve examples exist, of which this piece resides high in the condition census. This is the only appearance of either die -- other varieties are perhaps rarer, but they often represent mulings or die pairings of common dies. This is an important opportunity for the serious Cal Gold specialist. (NGC ID# 2BKU, PCGS# 10471)

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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 1993
    31st-3rd Saturday-Tuesday
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