BG- 406 50C Liberty Round 1/2 Dollar Gold 1855-FD, PCGS MS65, High Rarity-6. One of the highlights of our present inventory for sale this remarkable gem of a California Fractional gold piece, the BG-406 fifty cent piece made by the Frontier, Deviercy & Co. in 1855. It is an exceptional Period One piece and it is the Finest for the certified population by PCGS. On CoinFacts, the BG-406 is tied first for Relative Rarity by Type and Series out of 580 other coins. The present offering cannot be understated! CoinFacts also gives this coin a Rarity-10.0.
As you might see in our images, the obverse has a cameo-like appearance while the reverse is a more subdued yellow gold. Both sides retain the most amazing amount of mint luster. Due to the reflectivity of the surfaces one can pick up the very faintest hairlines which hold the present specimen back from a higher grade.
Interestingly, the 2003 Jay Roe specimen, also the Plate coin for the Second Addition of the Breen Gillio encyclopedia, was a PCGS MS62. We unhesitatingly declare this coin to be fresh to the market.
Obv: Broad head with FD on coronet; 12 stars around, 1st star to left of and close to point of bust. Same as B.G.405. A raised line appears to bisect star 5 and another through star 7. This same characteristic seems to appear on other certified examples.
Rev: Similar to B.G.405 but 1 is under O and 8 is under L in DOLLAR. There are five pairs of berries on each branch of the wreath. They are mostly stemless. D 337A.