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    1853 Peacock Reverse Half Dollar
    BG-302, Select Uncirculated

    1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, MS63 NGC. Rays behind the eagle were likely intended as an allusion to the new subsidiary silver design with Arrows and Rays, but their resemblance to feathers accounts for the issue's "Peacock" nickname and its popularity among fractional gold collectors. This is an early die state example without the rim cud at 3:30 on the obverse. Green-gold surfaces offer a slight reddish tinge and relatively sharp centers. Census: 3 in 63, 4 finer (11/15).
    From The Elbert Henry Gary Collection. (NGC ID# 2BJ7, PCGS# 10422)


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