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    Gem 1853 Peacock Reverse Octagonal Half

    1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, MS65 NGC. Collectors of Private Small Denomination Gold are well aware that the majority of the reverse dies for this series depict wreaths, in imitation of the Federal Gold Dollar of the era. Some of the Period One issues managed to avoid this conformity, and these diverse types are highly popular. Only BG-302 and the very rare BG-303 carry the Peacock Reverse in its full glory, since the three Round 50 Cent varieties do not display the peacock plumage behind the body. This well struck and prooflike Gem has smooth honey-gold surfaces and exemplary eye appeal.(#10422) (NGC ID# 2BJ7, PCGS# 10422)

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    July, 2005
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
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