1871 25 Cent Gold BG-813 California Fractional Round Liberty NGC MS67PL

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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.

This 1871 25 Cent BG-813 Round Liberty Cal Frac is one of less than 500 known. Only 55 have ever been graded by NGC, and this one is tied for the finest known at NGC with a grade of Mint State-67 Proof-Like (MS67 PL)!

Own this piece of American history today!

Year of Issue 1871
Country United States
Composition Gold
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded
Grade MS67PL
Denomination 0.25
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name U.S. Mint
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