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    Popular BG-302 Peacock Reverse
    1853 Round Half, AU58

    1853 50C Peacock Reverse 50 Cents Octagonal, BG-302, Low R.4, AU58 NGC. Lovely orange-red and green-gold toning enrich this well struck and unabraded example. Technically, the bird is not a peacock, since his actual tail is visible below the arrows. The glory rays above the bird are the source of this variety's nickname. The 'Peacock' reverse is highly popular among small denomination gold collectors, since the design is more attractive and distinctive than the usually encountered wreath reverse. Census: 3 in 58, 12 finer (7/08). (NGC ID# 2BJ7, PCGS# 10422)

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