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    Prooflike 1876 BG-1061 Indian Half Dollar, MS63
    From the Kenneth W. Lee Collection
    The Discovery Coin for the Variety

    1876 50C Indian Round 50 Cents, BG-1061, High R.7, MS63 NGC. In the second edition of California Pioneer Fractional Gold, exactly four examples of this rarity were enumerated. This piece is an exact match for the plate in the January 1992 Bowers and Merena sale of the Texas Collection, with an earlier provenance to Kenneth W. Lee. It is the discovery specimen for the variety. An irregular strike on a minutely warped planchet, this piece had deep green-gold surfaces with prooflike fields and frosty design motifs. Three of the four pieces are all similar quality, so it is hard to say exactly where this piece falls in the Condition Census, but as the discovery coin does it really matter? An extremely important opportunity is presented to the California Fractional Gold specialist. (NGC ID# 2C2C, PCGS# 10890)

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