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Coins Certified as of 7/23

My Coin #60022057

No Date $1 BG-501 Eagle AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 60022057
PCGS#: 10478

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-501:

BG-501 is a very desirable coin with California Fractional collectors because is it a One Dollar coin with the popular Eagle Reverse. This is the only Period One Octagonal Dollar that doesn’t have a date. This coin is believed to be a Low Rarity 5 with about 65 to 75 known to exist. PCGS alone has graded nearly four dozen, with just a handful of Mint State pieces among them. Finding a Mint State example is possible with some patience and many believe it’s worth the pursuit. If you are putting together a type set of California fractional, then you would probably want to acquire a BG-501 because of the coin’s beauty and its rarity.

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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 65 R-8.3 386 / 580 TIE 386 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 246 / 580 TIE 246 / 580 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 580 1 / 580

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade