US California Fractional Gold 1849 to 1880
Hello Mr. Edge -- Sounds like you have a replica of a California fractional, small denomination gold piece with a face value of one half dollar. These coins were privately minted in round and octagonal shapes in response to the sharp lack of small coinage during the gold rush of mid-1800.
Coin: 1604 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Mr. Edge, Sun, 18-Oct-2009 23:43:07 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 21-May-2013 02:39:20 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 18-Aug-2014 02:15:44 GMT
Requester description: 1852 Face: Devices-Indian Head; 12 stars; 1852 Rear: Inscriptions-CALIFORNIA GOLD; 1/2; REPLICA Devices- California Bear
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