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    1854 BG-601 Round Dollar, AU Details
    Only Three of Four Pieces Extant

    1854 $1 Liberty Round 1 Dollar, BG-601, R.8 -- Mount Removed -- NGC Details. AU. Frontier, Deviercy, & Co.'s BG-601 gold dollar takes its place among the most challenging varieties in the entire California fractional gold series. All Period One Round dollars are rare with approximately 50 coins believed extant in total. Both Breen-Gillio (second edition) and CoinFacts estimate three BG-601 gold dollars exist. NGC reports a single VF example, while PCGS shows one AU50 submission (11/15). However, these figures are misleading, as they do not include Details or Genuine grades. This AU Details example and the Jay Roe PCGS Genuine coin are not included in the census data, meaning this piece may represent a fourth and previously undocumented BG-601 representative. Further research is required, as there have been only a handful of auction appearances in the past 30 years, and poor image quality or brief descriptions make it difficult to establish a definitive roster. Green-gold surfaces exhibit softly struck motifs over the partly contrasted obverse. The central reverse elements are obscured by remnants of a mount that has been removed. Ultimately, the issue's meager survivorship supercedes the importance of condition. All examples are immensely sought-after, regardless of preservation. Interested parties should bid accordingly.
    From The Elbert Henry Gary Collection.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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