Kagin's April 2022 Live Online Only Auction

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The Robert Hesselgesser Collection of
Japanese Provincial & Fantasy Issues
plus WOrld, u.s and califOrnia fractiOnal gold coinage
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1855/4 Octagonal 25¢. BG-106. Liberty Head. Rarity-3.401 - 1855/4 Octagonal 25¢. BG-106. Liberty Head. Rarity-3.
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MS-60, perhaps nominally finer. Lustrous yellow surfaces hold up nicely to careful scrutiny, and appear somewhat PL in a bold light. Die State II: rai
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Undated (1853) Round 25¢. BG-205. Liberty Head. Rarity-6. AU-55 PCGS.402 - Undated (1853) Round 25¢. BG-205. Liberty Head. Rarity-6. AU-55 PCGS.
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A satiny, first-glance Mint State coin, bright yellow-gold with a distinctive olive glow. Choice for the grade. Period One. Joseph Bros. Header: Cert
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Undated (1854) Round 25¢. BG-224. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-62 NGC.403 - Undated (1854) Round 25¢. BG-224. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-62 NGC.
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A rich and deep golden-orange specimen with lively underlying luster and a bold strike. Die State III: several reverse cracks. Period One. Antoine Lou
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Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) = 288.00
 
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1853-FD Octagonal 50¢. Peacock Reverse. BG-302. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. AU-58.404 - 1853-FD Octagonal 50¢. Peacock Reverse. BG-302. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. AU-58.
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Bright and lustrous olive-gold surfaces. The ever-popular “Peacock” reverse, though nothing more than an eagle with a background glo
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Start Price : 3,500.00
 
 
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1854 Octagonal 50¢. BG-305. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. MS-61 PL NGC.405 - 1854 Octagonal 50¢. BG-305. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. MS-61 PL NGC.
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The attractive cameo highlights offered in this small golden specimen speak of a far finer grade to the unaided eye. Bright yellow-gold with splashes
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1854 Octagonal 50¢. BG-305. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. AU-58 NGC.406 - 1854 Octagonal 50¢. BG-305. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. AU-58 NGC.
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Smoky topaz-gold with lighter gold high points. Some natural obverse planchet laminations come to light under low magnification, revealing an inner co
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1854-FD Octagonal 50¢. BG-306. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-65 NGC.407 - 1854-FD Octagonal 50¢. BG-306. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-65 NGC.
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Near cameo-like in appearance, this satiny and lustrous Gem affords lightly frosted motifs against modestly reflective fields. Wisps of rose and orang
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Start Price : 525.00
 
 
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1852 Round 50¢. BG-401. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. ANACS -- AU-53 Details – Cleaned.408 - 1852 Round 50¢. BG-401. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. ANACS -- AU-53 Details – Cleaned.
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Now retoning in shades of rich orange-gold. Period One. Joseph Brothers; BG-401 may have been the first of the California Fractional pieces struck. He
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1852-D.N. Round 50¢. BG-407. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-62 NGC.409 - 1852-D.N. Round 50¢. BG-407. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-62 NGC.
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Bright and lustrous olive-gold with a somewhat PL appearance overall. Die State II, tiny cud below right ribbon on reverse. Period One. Deriberpie &...
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1853-D.N. Round 50¢. BG-409. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-61 PCGS.410 - 1853-D.N. Round 50¢. BG-409. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-61 PCGS.
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Thought to be 1853/2. A bright and lustrous yellow specimen with solid overall eye appeal for the grade. Die State IV, shattered reverse. Period One.
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1853-D.N. Round 50¢. BG-409. Liberty Head. Rarity-3.  PCGS -- VF Details – Genuine -- Tooled.411 - 1853-D.N. Round 50¢. BG-409. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. PCGS -- VF Details – Genuine -- Tooled.
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Thought to be 1853/2. No signs of what old-timers call tooling, but traces of brushing and heavy thumbing. Header: Certificate: 28659588 Grading Comp
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1853-D Round 50¢. BG-420. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-7. AU-58 PCGS.412 - 1853-D Round 50¢. BG-420. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-7. AU-58 PCGS.
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Soft underlying luster underscores the grand array of gold, rose, and orange iridescence on both sides of this attractive scarcity. This specimen is o
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Sold for (7,100.00 + 1,420.00) = 8,520.00
 
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1853 Round 50¢. BG-428. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. AU-55 PCGS.413 - 1853 Round 50¢. BG-428. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. AU-55 PCGS.
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Lustrous yellow-gold with a decided olive glow. Die State I, perfect dies. Period One. Nouizillet. Header: Certificate: 26999555 Grading Company: PCG
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1853 Round 25¢. BG-435. Arms of California. Low Rarity-5. MS-64 PCGS. OGH.414 - 1853 Round 25¢. BG-435. Arms of California. Low Rarity-5. MS-64 PCGS. OGH.
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This lustrous honey-gold example is alive with varied orange and rose iridescence, especially in a bold light source. Though called Low Rarity-5 histo
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Sold for (4,625.00 + 925.00) = 5,550.00
 
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1853 Round 50¢. Arms of California. BG-435. Arms / Eagle. Low Rarity-5. MS-63 PCGS. OGH.415 - 1853 Round 50¢. Arms of California. BG-435. Arms / Eagle. Low Rarity-5. MS-63 PCGS. OGH.
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An outstanding example at every turn, a coin with bold luster, a strike much crisper than typically seen for the type, and pale olive iridescence that
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Sold for (7,500.00 + 1,500.00) = 9,000.00
 
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1854 Octagonal $1. BG-504. Liberty Head / Eagle. Low Rarity-5. AU-55 ANACS.416 - 1854 Octagonal $1. BG-504. Liberty Head / Eagle. Low Rarity-5. AU-55 ANACS.
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Lustrous olive-gold with soft orange highlights at places on the rims. Struck from heavily clashed dies but sans cracks, a Die State not noted in the
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1853-N Octagonal $1. BG-530. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. AU-58 NGC.417 - 1853-N Octagonal $1. BG-530. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. AU-58 NGC.
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Still mostly lustrous despite some time as pocket change – this type actually circulated in Gold Rush days. Period One. Nouizillet. Header:
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Sold for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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1853-N Octagonal $1. BG-530. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. AU-58 PCGS.418 - 1853-N Octagonal $1. BG-530. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. AU-58 PCGS.
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Satiny yellow-gold with supportive luster and mild olive highlights. Period One. Nouizillet. Header: Certificate: 13393477 Grading Company: PCGS Gr:
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1867 Octagonal 25¢. BG-709. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-67 NGC.419 - 1867 Octagonal 25¢. BG-709. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-67 NGC.
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Lustrous olive-gold, sharply struck and near perfection! The devices are frosty and the surrounding fields are nearly PL in appearance. Easily Conditi
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Start Price : 725.00
 
 
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1870 Octagonal 25¢. BG-713. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-67 NGC.420 - 1870 Octagonal 25¢. BG-713. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-67 NGC.
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Satiny and mattelike in appearance, this lustrous olive-gold Gem is nearly in a class of its own. The strike is sharp for the variety, and the eye app
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1872 Octagonal 25¢. BG-722. Washington Head. Low Rarity-4. MS-63 PCGS.421 - 1872 Octagonal 25¢. BG-722. Washington Head. Low Rarity-4. MS-63 PCGS.
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Lustrous olive-gold with satiny, near-cameo surfaces that appear somewhat mattelike under low magnification. Undeniably choice for the grade and varie
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Start Price : 425.00
 
 
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1872 Octagonal 25¢. BG-723. Washington Head. Low Rarity-6. AU-58 PCGS. OGH.422 - 1872 Octagonal 25¢. BG-723. Washington Head. Low Rarity-6. AU-58 PCGS. OGH.
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Deep yellow-gold surfaces with lively underlying luster. An ever-popular type with collectors owing to the Washington association. Period Two. One of
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Sold for (1,125.00 + 225.00) = 1,350.00
 
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1864-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-735. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-65 NGC.423 - 1864-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-735. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-65 NGC.
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Nearly as fine as you’ll find in a NGC holder, this bright and reflective Gem is essentially flawless, even under low magnification. The stri
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Start Price : 312.50
 
 
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1870-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-762. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. MS-65 DPL NGC.424 - 1870-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-762. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. MS-65 DPL NGC.
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Here is a truly splendid example that seamlessly blends physical quality and aesthetic appeal. The surfaces are bright yellow-gold with intense luster
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Start Price : 475.00
 
 
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1871-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-765. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-64.425 - 1871-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-765. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-64.
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A lovely representative example of the grade and variety. The frosty yellow-gold devices contrast nicely with their somewhat reflective surroundings.
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Sold for (232.50 + 46.50) = 279.00
 
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1871-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-766. Liberty Head. High Rarity-7. PCGS – AU Details – Cleaning.426 - 1871-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-766. Liberty Head. High Rarity-7. PCGS – AU Details – Cleaning.
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A rare prize in any grade, with the current specimen, soft cleaning and all, among about a half dozen or so known survivors of this elusive die combin
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Start Price : 375.00
 
 
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1871-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-768. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-62 PL NGC.427 - 1871-G Octagonal 25¢. BG-768. Liberty Head. Rarity-4. MS-62 PL NGC.
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Bright and lustrous olive-gold surfaces reveal modest cameo contrast between the frosty devices and reflective fields. Period Two. Robert B. Gray &a...
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1874 Octagonal 25¢. BG-773. Liberty Head. High Rarity-7. NCS – UNC Details – Damaged.428 - 1874 Octagonal 25¢. BG-773. Liberty Head. High Rarity-7. NCS – UNC Details – Damaged.
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Struck on a heavily clashed planchet that probably folded somewhat during striking rather than after the fact. Regardless of the situation, BG-773 is
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1872/1 Octagonal 25¢. BG-790. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-65 PL NGC.429 - 1872/1 Octagonal 25¢. BG-790. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-65 PL NGC.
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Frosty devices, mirror fields, bold luster, and impeccable eye appeal – this sharply struck Gem has it all. Period Two. Christopher Mohrig. H
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1872 Octagonal 25¢. BG-791. Indian Head. Rarity-3. NGC -- AU Details – Holed.430 - 1872 Octagonal 25¢. BG-791. Indian Head. Rarity-3. NGC -- AU Details – Holed.
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Lustrous medium gold, holed at 1 o’clock obverse. Period Two. Christopher Mohrig. Header: Certificate: 2730143-002 Grading Company: NGC Gr:
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1873 Octagonal 25¢. BG-793. Indian Head. Rarity-5. MS-66 NGC.431 - 1873 Octagonal 25¢. BG-793. Indian Head. Rarity-5. MS-66 NGC.
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This gorgeous quarter dollar may just as well have been called PL. The frosty motifs and mirror fields enhance the bold strike and elevate the eye app
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1876 Octagonal 25¢. BG-799. Indian Head. Rarity-6. MS-62 PL NGC.432 - 1876 Octagonal 25¢. BG-799. Indian Head. Rarity-6. MS-62 PL NGC.
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This attractive PL specimen offers active luster and appealing orange-gold highlights throughout. An elusive die pairing in any grade. Period Two. Chr
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1880 Octagonal 25¢. BG-799X. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-65 PCGS.433 - 1880 Octagonal 25¢. BG-799X. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-65 PCGS.
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. The deep golden surfaces offer frosty motifs and reflective surroundings. Sharply struck. Just one example of BG-799X has been certified finer than
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1880 Octagonal 25¢. BG-799X. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-63 PCGS.434 - 1880 Octagonal 25¢. BG-799X. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-63 PCGS.
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A lustrous coin with rich olive toning highlights throughout, somewhat PL in appearance as well. Produced somewhat far afield from its supposed
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1870 Round 25¢. BG-808. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-63 PCGS.435 - 1870 Round 25¢. BG-808. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-63 PCGS.
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Satiny medium gold surfaces enjoy a dusting of pale rose iridescence. Period Two. Frontier & Co. Header: Certificate: 84197810 Grading Company:...
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1864 Round 25¢. BG-821. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-5. MS-62 NGC.436 - 1864 Round 25¢. BG-821. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-5. MS-62 NGC.
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Nearly PL in appearance, the golden surfaces afford lively luster and traces of orange toning. Scarce in all grades. Period Two. Robert B. Gray &...
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1870-G Round 25¢. BG-835. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-62 PCGS.437 - 1870-G Round 25¢. BG-835. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. MS-62 PCGS.
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Satiny and lustrous with a modest cameo-like appearance on the obverse. Period Two. Robert B. Gray & Co. Header: Certificate: 5437010 Grading C...
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1873-G Round 25¢. BG-838. Liberty Head. Rarity-2.  MS-64 PCGS. OGH.438 - 1873-G Round 25¢. BG-838. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. MS-64 PCGS. OGH.
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An attractive and lustrous olive-gold example of a variety around which many California Fractional Gold collections have been formed. Repunched maker
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1871-H Round 25¢. BG-864. Liberty Head. Rarity-5. MS-63 NGC.439 - 1871-H Round 25¢. BG-864. Liberty Head. Rarity-5. MS-63 NGC.
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Nearly PL in appearance, this specimen enjoys lively luster on olive-gold surfaces. Finer than average strike for the variety. Period Two. Hershfield
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1871-H Round 25¢. BG-865. Liberty Head. Rarity-5. MS-64 PCGS.440 - 1871-H Round 25¢. BG-865. Liberty Head. Rarity-5. MS-64 PCGS.
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This brilliant and lustrous golden quarter dollar immediately suggests a higher grade to the viewer. Choice for the grade and somewhat PL on the obver
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Start Price : 287.50
 
 
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1872/1 Round 25¢. BG-870. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-65 PL NGC.441 - 1872/1 Round 25¢. BG-870. Indian Head. Rarity-3. MS-65 PL NGC.
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As attractive as the grade suggests, this bright yellow-gold specimen offers a pleasing cameo contrast, especially on the reverse. Period Two. Christo
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Start Price : 312.50
 
 
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1876 Round 25¢. BG-879. Indian Head. Rarity-4. MS-67* PL NGC.442 - 1876 Round 25¢. BG-879. Indian Head. Rarity-4. MS-67* PL NGC.
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Undoubtedly one of the highlights of this grand California Fractional Gold offering, the present coin’s grade implies superior quality, and i
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Start Price : 700.00
 
 
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1859 Octagonal 50¢. BG-902. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. NGC – EF Details – Holed.443 - 1859 Octagonal 50¢. BG-902. Liberty Head. Low Rarity-4. NGC – EF Details – Holed.
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Holed at the noon position for suspension. Period Two. Frontier, Deviercy & Co. Header: Certificate: 2058175-002 Grading Company: NGC Gr: XF Gr...
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Start Price : 150.00
 
 
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1871 Octagonal 50¢. BG-912. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. NGC – UNC Details – Planchet Flaw.444 - 1871 Octagonal 50¢. BG-912. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. NGC – UNC Details – Planchet Flaw.
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Bright and lustrous with some natural reverse planchet striations that show mainly under low magnification. Pleasing in spite of the minting shortcomi
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Undated (1856) Octagonal 50¢. BG-915A. Liberty Head. Rarity-8. AU-58 PCGS.445 - Undated (1856) Octagonal 50¢. BG-915A. Liberty Head. Rarity-8. AU-58 PCGS.
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The lustrous yellow-gold surfaces offer strong cartwheel activity. A rare prize in any grade; the BG reference lists but two other confirmed specimens
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Start Price : 4,500.00
 
 
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1871-G Octagonal 50¢. BG-924. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. AU-50 PCGS.446 - 1871-G Octagonal 50¢. BG-924. Liberty Head. Rarity-3. AU-50 PCGS.
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Lustrous gold at the centers with deep smoky-gold iridescence at the rims. G maker’s mark triple-punched. Period Two. Robert B. Gray & Co....
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“1852” (1881-1883) Octagonal 50¢. BG-962. Indian Head. Low Rarity-7. MS-67* DPL NGC.447 - “1852” (1881-1883) Octagonal 50¢. BG-962. Indian Head. Low Rarity-7. MS-67* DPL NGC.
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Another great highlight in an offering chock full of opportunities, this golden beauty measures up admirably to the pressures of the assigned grade
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Sold for (4,500.00 + 900.00) = 5,400.00
 
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1871 Round 50¢. BG-1011. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. MS-62 NGC.448 - 1871 Round 50¢. BG-1011. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. MS-62 NGC.
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Lustrous bright yellow-gold, nearly PL in appearance. Period two. Frontier & Co. Header: Certificate: 3728581-002 Grading Company: NGC Gr: MS G...
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1871 Round 50¢. BG-1011. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. EF Details – Dent449 - 1871 Round 50¢. BG-1011. Liberty Head. Rarity-2. EF Details – Dent
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Dent, but just faintly at bottom star. Period Two. Frontier & Co. Header: Certificate: Grading Company: RAW - BENT Gr: Gr2: Gr3: Pedigree...
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1876 Round 50¢. BG-1039A. Liberty Head. High Rarity-6. MS-61 PCGS.450 - 1876 Round 50¢. BG-1039A. Liberty Head. High Rarity-6. MS-61 PCGS.
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Bright pale olive-gold surfaces offer lightly frosted devices against lively reflective fields. Dies aligned nearly medal turn. Die State II: open-mou
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