1852 $50 Augustus Humbert gold 887 Reeded Edge PCGS VF25. These massive $50 denominations were struck in the very early part of 1852, and were discontinued when the U.S. Assay Office of Gold commenced operations. February 11, 1852 is the earliest date the U.S. Assay Office of Gold struck coins – they struck $10 gold pieces between the 11th and the 14th of that month – so it’s not outlandish to come to the conclusion these Humbert $50’s dated 1852 were only struck in January.
The present example is a respectable Very Fine worthy of even an advanced cabinet. A couple of minor rim bumps are present, but then at this grade level, it’s to be expected. Highly desirable in this grade and at this price…shouldn’t last too long!