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Scotsman Sells California Slug
By Numismatic News
July 05, 2013

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A California Territorial gold $50, popularly called a slug, will highlight an auction conducted July 26 by Scotsman at the St. Charles, Mo., convention center.

The 1852 U.S. Assay Office with 887 Thous. is graded AU-53 by the Professional Coin Grading Service. Pre-sale estimate is $48,000-$55,000.

Other highlights among the nearly 1,400 lots is a 1796 quarter called XF-40 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, which is expected to bring $30,000 to $35,000. Another 1796 called genuine by PCGS and described by the cataloger as XF details/smoothed is estimated to bring $24,000 to $28,000.

The sale also includes world coins and U.S. paper money.

Visit the firm’s website at, or telephone (800) 642-4305.

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