Obverse $50 Uniface Silver Restrike of 1852, c.1906-1908, Assay 900 Thous variety. PCGS graded MS65. Well struck with nice old toning that exudes antique silver patina. The surfaces are satin smooth and the strike on this uniface die trial piece is simply outstanding. This is the plate uniface for the Kagin reference, and described as:
“Similar to regular issue K16 but Uniface obverse with KUNER E under a crude eagle and lettering. Broad, heavier planchet. The die for this impression was thought to have been destroyed with the rest of Kuner’s dies in the great fire of San Francisco (1906). It was later rescued and was used also on souvenir silver spoons, circa 1915.”
Destined for an advanced Territorial coin collection. Pop 1; the only example graded at PCGS.