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(No Date) BG-204 25-Cents PCGS MS63

(No Date) BG-204 25-Cents PCGS MS63

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PCGS Cert #30023501

PCGS Population: 9 Higher: 2
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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(No Date) BG-222 25-Cents PCGS MS65

(No Date) BG-222 25-Cents PCGS MS65

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PCGS Cert #5012264

PCGS Population: 16 Higher: 2
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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1853 BG-302 Peacock 50-Cents PCGS MS63

1853 BG-302 Peacock 50-Cents PCGS MS63

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PCGS Cert #40040345

PCGS Population: 27 Higher: 14
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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1854 BG-105 25-Cents PCGS MS64

1854 BG-105 25-Cents PCGS MS64

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PCGS Population: 71 Higher: 26
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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1854 BG-305 50-Cents PCGS MS63

1854 BG-305 50-Cents PCGS MS63

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PCGS Cert #21132322

PCGS Population: 37 Higher: 8
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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1855/4 BG-106 25-Cents PCGS MS65

1855/4 BG-106 25-Cents PCGS MS65

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PCGS Cert #04040835

PCGS Population: 11 Higher: 3
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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1868 California Fractional 25c BG-710 PCGS MS62

1868 California Fractional 25c BG-710 PCGS MS62

According to the industry reference, California Poineer Fractional Gold, by Walter Breen and Ronald J. Gillio, this piece was struck by Frontier & Co. circa 1864 to 1871. Listed by Breen and Gillio as an R-6, attesting to its scarcity. A fun little coin which “romanticized” the old west.

PCGS Cert #6434497
PCGS / NGC Population: 4/0

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1871 BG-861 25-Cents PCGS MS62

1871 BG-861 25-Cents PCGS MS62

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PCGS Cert #4472606

PCGS Population: 15 Higher: 27
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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1871 California Fractional Gold $1 BG-1109 Bass PCGS MS63

1871 California Fractional Gold $1 BG-1109 Bass PCGS MS63

A very attractive example of the highly desirerable Dollar denomination. Given a low R-4 rarity in the latest edition of California Pioneer Fractional Gold. The fact that Harry Bass thought enough of this coin to add it to his collection validates its quality. That opportunity is now yours.

PCGS Cert #5562876

PCGS / NGC Population: 13/0

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1874 GB-875 25-Cents PCGS MS65

1874 GB-875 25-Cents PCGS MS65

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PCGS Cert #2312544

PCGS Population: 6 Higher: 1
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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California Fractional Gold from Kroll Dies-Three Pieces all ICG Certified MS65

California Fractional Gold from Kroll Dies-Three Pieces all ICG Certified MS65

California fractional gold is generally broken down into three date ranges of issues, or periods, based upon design and contemporary usage. Period One, which consists of those pieces struck and issued from approximately 1852 to 1856, is the only period with strong evidence that the fractional gold issued actually circulated in commerce. These pieces typically conform closely in weight and fineness to US Federal coinage and their designs are often similar, too. Period Two issues were produced later, perhaps from 1859 through 1882, and differ in that they tend to be underweight or below standard fineness and that they employ a variety of design motifs that did not appear on US coinage. Still later are the Period Three issues. The Period Three issues seem to have been made after an effort by the US Secret Service to stop the production of new, privately minted fractional gold pieces. During this time the fractional gold tokens were given earlier dates to make it appear that the pieces were produced before US Secret Service involvement, and the designer or producer’s initials were in most cases absent. Both Period Two and Period Three fractional gold were commonly used in jewelry and generally viewed as a token.

Herman Kroll of New York City produced California fractional gold pieces during Period Three and, while it is not definitively known when production ceased, it appears that Period Three tokens were issued into the early years of the twentieth century. Kroll eventually sold his dies to A. C. Nygren and after Nygren’s estate was liquidated in 1924 these dies and sometime later were again pressed into service to produce, somewhat ironically, restrikes of pre-dated tokens that had not actually been issued during the date stated on them. These restrikes were typically produced with higher purity gold content. The three pieces offered here are restrikes categorized as BG-1301A, BG-1304A and BG-1307A as an octagonal “1857” 25-cent gold, round “1854” 50-cent gold and octagonal “1863” $1 gold, respectively. The octagonal pieces have their edges swallowed up a bit by the ICG insert so that they may appear at first glance to be round. Each has been certified by ICG as MS65 and each has bright, blazing luster and little of the extreme mushiness often associated with the earliest issues in this odd series of coins/tokens.

 

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Notes on Our Next Show

Whitman Coin Expo

November 5-8, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

If you have items to SELL please stop by our table and we will be happy to discuss purchasing them

We will also have many items with us for you to view. If you are looking for anything in particular, or have an interest in anything on our website, please email or give us a call, prior to the show and we will make sure we bring this item for you to view.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

Show Schedule

Whitman Coin Expo
November 5-8, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

The 59th Houston Money Show
December 3-5, 2015
Geo. R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX