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Coins Certified as of 2/14

My Coin #27896288

1854 25C BG-103 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 27896288
PCGS#: 10372

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth:  

Barry Sunshine, a collector of California Fractional Gold coins and a student of the series, has this to say about the BG-103:

BG-103 is an octagonal quarter dollar that is considered a Rarity 8 with only 3 examples known to exist. Two of the examples that exist are in Mint State condition. BG-103 shares the same obverse as the BG-102 but has a different reverse. The reverse has an engraving blunder where the engraver left off the “R” in Dollar.  Therefore, the word “DOLLA” appears on the reverse. It is believed that the spelling error was discovered fter a few pieces were produced, then no more were made, thus accounting for its extreme rarity.

Diameter: N/A Designer: N/A Edge: N/A
Mintage: N/A Weight: N/A Metal Content: Other

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3 R-9.8 51 / 580 TIE 51 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 59 / 580 TIE 59 / 580 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 580 1 / 580

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS63  
2 PCGS MS62