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Historic 1852 Augustus Humbert $50 "900" Assay Slug - NGC MS60

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This 1852 Augustus Humbert $50 "900" Assay Slug, graded MS60 by NGC has virtually flawless rims and maintains its original luster, all key components one would look for in a $50 gold slug. This iconic gold coin, minted during the height of the California Gold Rush, represents a fascinating era in United States history and is a coveted treasure for any collection. US Assay Office version which is the 900 assay are scarcer at auction and present a great opportunity for a collector of pioneer gold or US type coins in general.


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Obverse: Features the prominent eagle with a shield on its chest, holding an olive branch and arrows, symbolizing peace and preparedness for defense. The legend "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" surrounds the eagle, with "1852" below.

Reverse: Displays the bold denomination "FIFTY DOLLS" and "900 THOUS." The circular inscription reads "AUGUSTUS HUMBERT UNITED STATES ASSAYER OF GOLD CALIFORNIA," commemorating Humbert’s critical role in the minting process.