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Lot 2097

1851 U.S. Assay Office $50 "slug", 887 THOUS. Reeded edge. PCGS graded VF-30. A moderately abraded example that has its visual appeal elevated by soft reddish orange toning. There is nothing wrong with a VF example possessing these marks, for a coin this large had no choice but to pick up the observed nicks and dings as it passed through the "frontier" economy of the Gold Rush Era. Several rim dings are seen around the coin and the sharpest nicks are one over the first A of ASSAYER and another near the bull's-eye of the reverse. The crusty reddish orange toning gives a nice look of originality. Anyone looking for a nice circulated "slug" would do just fine by acquiring the present example.
Estimated Value $9,000 - 11,000.

Realized $12,075

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