1857 25C BG-1301 (Regular Strike)

Series: California Fractional Gold

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
516773
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Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:31449 (as PCGS MS63), $705

#1 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:31449 (as PCGS MS63), $705

Ron Guth:

BG-1301 is one of several fractional gold coins made by Herman Kroll sometime in the early 1900s. Kroll operated out of New York, where these were likely struck. No BG-1301s were made in California, nor did they ever circulate there, and they were made decades after the date on the coin. Nonetheless, BG-1301 remains popular with collectors due to its addition to the Breen-Gillio numbering system. 260 of them where discovered in 1923 as part of Kroll's estate after his death; they have all been widely dispersed. The original dies for this variety existed in 1968 and were later used to create restrikes (see BG-1301A). The "originals" are made of low-purity, red gold while the restrikes are a higher-purity, bright yellow gold.