Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
Heritage is in the process of relocating its world headquarters to a new Dallas area location, which will be announced soon. Please call 214-528-3500 to confirm all Heritage appointments, events or deliveries in Dallas, as our departments and staff are moving at different times from separate locations.
IMPORTANT: In-person floor bidding is temporarily suspended and our offices are closed, except for scheduled appointments. See details including all options for bidding remotely.


    1853 50C Arms of California 50 Cents, BG-435, Low R.5 -- Plugged -- NCS. AU Details. BG-435 ranks among the most famous die marriages of the entire California fractional gold series, as it is the sole variety that imitates the Great Seal of California, a design then only four years old. As if to make the variety yet more desirable to collectors, the reverse copies the eagle, ribbon, shield, and branch motif from the obverse of the Humbert fifty dollar slugs. BG-435 is the first and last of nine varieties presented on the cover of the 2003 Jay Roe catalog. The present apricot-gold example is slightly subdued but lacks noticeable marks. A lens reveals repairs near 12 o'clock on the obverse and 6 o'clock on the reverse.
    From The David Sunshine Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2BKU, PCGS# 10471)

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

    View all of [The David Sunshine Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 108

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 26 days left to consign to the 2020 August 4 - 10 ANA Worlds' Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Pittsburgh!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you so much for your yeoman effort to showcase the Julius Reiver collection to its greatest advantage.
    Betsy Reiver DeMarino, V.M.D. ,
    Unionville, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search