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Lot 1914

N/D (1853) Dollar Octagonal Liberty. Breen and Gillio-501. Low Rarity 5. PCGS graded MS-61. Large head, 13 stars; large eagle with branch, shield, arrows, and scroll, copying that on the Humbert fifties, CALIFORNIA GOLD. above, ONE DOL. below. Struck after the next BG-502 & 503, the obverse die polished. Edge reeding on all these is crude and irregular, probably made by file, to keep weight down to Frontier's standard. That accounts for the adjustment marks seen on some specimens of this and other F&D varieties. This obverse reappears on BG 513, the 1 DOLLARD pattern for G.L.

A lovely example of this popular "eagle with scroll" variety. Mostly untoned with nice lustrous surfaces. Quite attractive. Pop 2; 10 finer, 4 in 62, 5 in 63, 1 in 64 (PCGS # 10478) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 6,500.
The Tom Kelly Collection.

Realized $6,325

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