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Coins Certified as of 8/27

My Coin #60013410

1852 50C BG-401 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 60013410
PCGS#: 10437

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-401:

BG-401 is a round half dollar and is believed to be one of the earliest California Fractional Gold coins made. BG-401 is a Rarity 3 with about 300 to 400 known to exist. Finding a high grade example is not very difficult. Researchers believe that the jeweler, Joseph Brothers, deliberately made it look very similar to a U.S. Type One Gold Dollar so that it would be more acceptable in circulation.

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 300 R-6.4 552 / 580 TIE 552 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 180 R-7.2 520 / 580 TIE 520 / 580 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 264 / 580 TIE 264 / 580 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade