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Lot 1839

1853. BG-302, R-5. "Peacock reverse". Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar. . BG-302. PCGS graded MS-63. One of the finest of this popular variety, PCGS notes just 16 graded this high, with 11 graded higher for the variety. This one is toned with coppery hues and is mounted in an old green insert PCGS holder. Well struck for the variety, and we note this is the early die state before the cud formed over the right obverse star. In feverish demand for the unusual reverse design, which is a small eagle with rays behind (like the quarters and half dollars of 1853), the rays have the appearance of a peacock with his tail feathers spread, hence the name.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $4,370

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