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    1853 Liberty Octagonal Half Dollar, MS64
    BG-302, 'Peacock' Reverse

    1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, MS64 PCGS. Breen-Gillio Die State II, rusted field. A scarce Period One octagonal half dollar made by Frontier, Deviercy & Co. This issue features the famous "Peacock" reverse, so-named due to rays behind the eagle's head that resemble the tailfeathers of a peacock. This variety is seen in lower grades more often many other fractional gold issues, as it was actually used in commerce during the Gold Rush period. This Choice example is boldly struck and semiprooflike with attractive green-gold hues. Housed in an old green label holder. Population: 12 in 64, 2 finer (11/15). (NGC ID# 2BJ7, PCGS# 10422)

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