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California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Half 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 58.583
Complete 85.71%
Set Rating 50.214
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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
10416BG-301 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Half Dollar 50CAU5833BG 301. 5 certified, 15 or fewer known
10422BG-302 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Half Dollar Peacock50CMS64122 
10423BG-303 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Half Dollar Peacock50CMS6121 
10424BG-304 1853 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS6430 
45441BG-304A 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CN101BG 304A One of two known I also have a BG 304B from the Jack Totheroh collection which BG says is unique. For some reason the PCGS system will not let me load this one, however.
45442BG-304B 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50C  
10425BG-305 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS6610 
10426BG-306 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS6610 
10430BG-306A 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50C  
10427BG-307 1856 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS6520 
10428BG-308 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS6460 
10429BG-309 1855 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS6382 
10435BG-310 1856 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS6147 
10436BG-311 1856 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar50CMS63265 
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