1851 $50 Augustus Humbert NGC AU55

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Features of the 1851 $50 Augustus Humbert NGC AU55:

  • Minted in the year 1851
  • Humbert Assay Office
  • AU55 Graded by NGC
  • PCGS Population: 14

Minted during the California Gold Rush, this coin carries immense historical significance as it was produced at the United States Assay Office of Gold in San Francisco. These coins were essential for facilitating commerce during the Gold Rush era, serving as a medium of exchange in the booming economy of the West.

Named after Augustus Humbert, the United States Assayer of Gold in California, these coins bear his name and the authority of the U.S. government. Humbert played a crucial role in assaying and standardizing the vast quantities of gold being mined in California at the time.

With a face value of $50, this coin is one of the highest denominations ever issued by the United States Mint. Its large size and weight reflect the immense value of the gold it contains, making it a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

Coins of this denomination and from this era are highly coveted by collectors due to their rarity, historical significance, and association with the legendary California Gold Rush. The 1851 $50 Augustus Humbert NGC AU55 represents a tangible link to one of the most exciting chapters in American history.

Specifications:

More Information
Product Type Coin
Coin Series Pre-33 Gold
Metal Type Gold
Face Value $50
Grade AU55
Coin Type Investment Grade
Modern or Historical Pre-33
Grade Service NGC
Year 1851

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