1822 50C MS (PCGS# 6129)

2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction - New York #1190

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1822 50C MS66 NGC. CAC. O-110, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Here is an incredible Premium Gem, with accents of deep violet and golden-brown toning highlighted by radiant mint luster on both sides. The design elements are sharply detailed and no mentionable surface flaws are present. Fantastic eye appeal and the highest available technical quality make this lot an important opportunity for the series enthusiast. More than 1.5 million Capped Bust half dollars were struck in 1822, using a combination of 14 obverse and 14 reverse dies to produce 15 die varieties for the date. One other NGC MS66 is known for this die pair [O-110a], last appearing (but unsold) in ANR's Baltimore sale of November 2004, lot 7430. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
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