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1849 Norris, Gregg & Norris Gold $5. Kagin-4. Period after ALLOY. Rarity-4. MS-62 PCGS.

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1849 Norris, Gregg & Norris Gold $5. Kagin-4. Period after ALLOY. Rarity-4. MS-62 PCGS.
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1849 Norris, Gregg & Norris Gold $5. Kagin-4. Period after ALLOY. Rarity-4. MS-62 PCGS.
Here is an excellent representative of the design type for your consideration. This satiny and mildly matte-like Uncirculated specimen is much finer visually than the assigned grade suggests. Both sides are deep yellow gold tempered with whispers of olive and powder blue iridescence. The cartwheel activity on both sides is swift and unfettered, especially on the obverse where it heightens the visual effect immensely. The N.G.N. half eagles are considered by many to be the first of the Gold Rush issues, emanating as they did from the San Francisco area during the first few months of the ‘49ers phenomenon. Thomas Norris, Charles Gregg, and Hiram Norris left their familiar New York City surroundings for the California gold fields early in ’49. By May of 1849 the trio were producing gold coins in Benicia City, though no example of that issue is known. Undeniably rare in Mint State! With only three MS-62 grading events for this variety registered at PCGS – and none finer – we expect this lot will set the bidding floor abuzz with activity when it comes up for bids!

PCGS Population: 3; none finer.

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