1860 1 Dollar BG-1102 California Fractional Octagonal Liberty NGC MS64PL

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Own a Remnant of the California Gold Rush Era!

In 1848, the discovery of gold in California spurred the great California Gold Rush, where thousands upon thousands ventured west in search of their fortune. It’s one of the most significant events in American history, and now you can own a piece of that story!

California Fractional gold coins (also known as "Cal Fracs") represent a time when a lack of money, especially in small change, had Wild West-erners turning to private jewelers who struck 25 cent, 50 cent and 1 dollar gold coins for everyday commerce.

Even with the official San Francisco Mint opening in 1854, these privately-struck coins continued to serve as the backbone of western commerce for several years. They came in several different shapes and designs, but generally were round or octagonal and featured a Liberty or Indian design similar to those on regular-issue U.S. Mint coinage.

Struck in 1860, less than 150 of these $1 BG-1102 Octagonal Liberty Cal Fracs are still known to exist! Of the 31 that have been graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this one is tied for second finest known at Mint State-64 Proof-Like (PL).

Own this piece of American history today!

Year of Issue 1860
Country United States
Composition Gold
Condition Graded
Grade MS64PL
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name U.S. Mint
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