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[ Coins ] Territorial Gold 1855 $50 Kellogg & Co
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[ Coins ] Territorial Gold 1855 $50 Kellogg & Co. Fifty Dollar PR64 PCGS. K-4, Breen-7921, High R.6. This is a remarkable example with extraordinary greenish-gold surfaces. Both sides have deeply mirrored fields with hints of satiny mint frost on the devices. All of the design elements on each side are especially sharp, including the hair details and stars on the obverse, and the feather and claw details on the reverse. A few faint hairlines and tiny contact marks are evident on each side, keeping this specimen out of the Gem grade level. A tiny planchet flake next to the right center of the final 5 in the date provides pedigree identification. Of all 13 pieces currently recorded, this example and the Garrett specimen have each been certified as PR64 by PCGS, and these two coins are the finest known examples. The obverse features a central motif of Liberty wearing a coronet, virtually identical to the U.S. double eagles of the time, except the coronet is inscribed KELLOGG & CO. rather than LIBERTY as on the federal issues. Around the circumference are placed 13 evenly spaced six-point stars, with 1855 below the bust. Frederick Gruner prepared the dies and he signed the obverse F. GRUNER on Liberty's bust truncation. The first 5 in the date is recut, as are stars 4, 6, and 10. Each of the 13 individual stars on the obverse were made by repeated punches from a single diamond-shaped punch. Not only is proof surface seen between the individual elements, but that space is on the same plane as the surrounding field. Equally important, the amount of field space between each element is variable from one star to the next The reverse design has an eagle and shield motif at the center, with a blank ribbon in its beak. The claws grasp a branch and three arrows, supporting a shield. The eagle is standing on a base that appears to be a field of grass. In the field above the eagle is a scroll
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