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    1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4 -- Cracked and Defective Planchet -- AU50 PCGS. The rough conditions in which the California fractional gold pieces were struck are evident in the bold planchet crack through the 3 in the date, a funhouse-mirror reflection of the die crack that clips the tip of Liberty's coronet. The famed "peacock" reverse shows a separate defect overlapping the right (facing) wing. All that said, this is a basically pleasing, lightly worn example of the famous type. (NGC ID# 2BJ7, PCGS# 10422)

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

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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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