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    1871 BG-1030 Round Liberty Half
    Finest Certified, MS64+

    1871 50C Liberty Round 50 Cents, BG-1030, R.6, MS64+ PCGS. Period Two varieties did not circulate, since the West Coast scarcity of small change had ended by the late 1850s. However, among the 15 examples of BG-1030 that PCGS has certified, eight are in circulated grades, and one each is graded MS60 and MS61. In fact, the present lot is the only BG-1030 half dollar certified above MS63 by either service (12/13). The lemon-gold surfaces are smooth and moderately reflective. The strike is somewhat soft, yet well above average for the variety, as can be seen by comparison with the Jay Roe plate coin in Breen-Gillio. (NGC ID# 2BZB, PCGS# 10859)

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