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    1853 BG-420 Liberty Head Gold, MS64
    Prized First Period Round 50 Cent Piece

    1853 50C Liberty Round 50 Cents, BG-420, Low R.7, MS64 NGC. In the September 2003 Bowers and Merena catalog of the Jay Roe Collection, the cataloger noted that the MS62 PCGS example from that collection was recorded as the second finest known on the roster that includes one example in the Smithsonian Institution and several others that are well worn. The present piece is certified MS64 and is likely the finest known example of the variety. This piece, produced by maker M. Deriberpie whose initial D appears at the bottom of the obverse, has reflective surfaces and brilliant lemon-yellow luster. This example is the finest certified. Census: 1 in 64, 0 finer (6/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2BKA, PCGS# 10456)


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

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    August, 2020
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