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    Famous 1852 Assay Office Fifty Dollar "Slug"
    VF30, 900 Thous., Kagin-14

    1852 $50 Assay Office Fifty Dollar, 900 Thous. VF30 PCGS. K-14, High R.5. A charming example of the legendary Gold Rush "slug," which dominated West Coast commerce from 1851 until 1856, when the nascent San Francisco Mint finally produced enough gold coins to meet demand. This piece has wear on the eagle's claws and central reverse, but the wings and lathe work show substantial detail. Traces of luster remain within the legends and wings, except for OFFICE OF, which is well worn. Small to moderate marks on each side correspond to the grade and hefty denomination. Listed on page 370 of the 2011 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# ANHH, PCGS# 10019)

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

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    October, 2010
    28th-31st Thursday-Sunday
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