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California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Dollars, Period One: Robert H. Lande

Robert H. Lande - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Current Statistics
Rank 1
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 60.677
Complete 91.18%
Set Rating 55.324
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About this set: This collector's goal is to collect as complete and high grade a set of Period 1 California Small Denomination Gold coins as possible. He has barely started in this quest, and understands that he will never be able to finish. Many of the coins are simply too rare and seldom come onto the market. Even though his set will never be close to complete, the process of trying to collect Cals is proving to be a lot of fun, for several reasons. The first is the romance of collecting the small change of the California Gold Rush. What could be a more interesting focus for one's collecting energy? The second reason is that the prices of Cals are reasonable considering their scarcity. Even varieties with total PCGS populations of less than a dozen coins often can be purchased at relatively reasonable prices. Although only the very wealthy can seriously collect the larger Territorial Gold coins, many more people can afford to collect California Fractional Gold coins. A final attraction of this series is because the quest is so challenging. There are many complete series of United States coins that can be purchased within a month by anyone with enough money. What is the fun in collecting such coins? Cals, by contrast, must be diligently searched out, piece by piece, over many years, to build a respectable collection. This is collecting at its finest! If you would like to correspond with Mr. Lande about this fascinating series, please contact him at [email protected] He also has several scarce Cals to trade, including a couple with total PCGS populations of less than a dozen pieces.

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Robert H. Lande
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
10478BG-501 ND Octagonal Eagle Reverse (slug type) Dollar $1MS6351 
10479BG-502 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse (slug type) Dollar $1AU5811 
10480BG-503 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse (slug type) Dollar $1AU5013 
10481BG-504 1854 Octagonal Eagle Reverse (slug type) Dollar $1MS6390 
10482BG-505 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6361 
10483BG-506 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6112 
10484BG-507 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU5832 
10485BG-508 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6441 
10486BG-509 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6241 
10487BG-510 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6451 
10488BG-511 1855/4 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6440 
10489BG-512 1856 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU5533 
10490BG-513 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU5820 
10491BG-514 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6520 
10492BG-515 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6210 
10493BG-516 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1  
10494BG-517 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6121 
10495BG-518 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6430 
10496BG-519 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6432 
10497BG-520 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1  
10498BG-521 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1  
10499BG-522 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU50113 
10500BG-523 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6232 
10501BG-524 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU5863 
10502BG-525 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6231 
10503BG-526 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6113 
10504BG-527 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU5822 
10505BG-528 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU5864 
10506BG-529 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1AU5010BG 529. BG calls it unique. Another piece is rumored to exist, but it has never appeared at public aucion.
10507BG-530 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS63151 
10508BG-531 1853 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6360 
10509BG-532 1854 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS6341 
10510BG-533 1855 Octagonal Liberty Dollar$1MS62157 
10511BG-534 1854 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Dollar$1MS6221 
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