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    1856 Liberty 50 Cent Gold Piece, MS64 Prooflike
    BG-310, State I, Coin Turn Alignment

    1856 50C Liberty Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-310, High R.6, MS64 Prooflike NGC. State I. The authors of the second edition of the Breen-Gillio reference note that State I has perfect dies with a medal turn die alignment, and they further note that coin turn alignment has been reported.

    This example is an early die state piece from perfect dies, and it has the coin turn alignment that the authors apparently had not seen. This important Choice Mint State example has brilliant yellow surfaces with prooflike fields and light field-to-device contrast. An extremely important and interesting California fractional gold piece. (NGC ID# 2BJH, PCGS# 10435)


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