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    Famous Peacock Reverse 1853 Octagonal Half
    BG-302, MS65

    1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-302, Low R.4, MS65 NGC. Die State IV with a prominent obverse cud at 3 o'clock. The second edition of Breen-Gillio refers to this die state as "rare, but less so than state II." A sharply struck and mildly prooflike Gem that boasts undisturbed fields and devices. A highly popular design subtype, although the "peacock" was actually intended to be an eagle with glory rays above. Census: 2 in 65, 0 finer (4/08). (NGC ID# 2BJ7, PCGS# 10422)

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    May-Jun, 2008
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