1828 50C Square Base 2, Large 8's MS (PCGS# 6150)

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

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1828 50C Square Base 2, Large 8 MS66+ NGC. CAC. O-109, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Just two die pairs of 1828 will meet the needs of Guide Book and Registry Set collectors who seek the Square Base 2, Large 8's variety, O-108 and O-109. Each carries an R.3 rarity rating. This high-end Premium Gem features jaw-dropping eye appeal. Both sides are blanketed in the vivid pattern of silver-gray, golden-brown and violet toning that is a hallmark of this collection's originality and the many coins that served time in Wayte Raymond albums. The strike and luster fully support the MS66+ designation. Die lines above the cap are indicators of an early state for this die pair. The obverse die was used again on the 1828 O-108, married to a different reverse die. We find but one similarly graded example of the 1828 O-109. It brought $18,400 back in 2004 (ANR's "Jung Sale" lot 62, PCGS MS66). The finest 1828 O-108 is a PCGS graded MS65+ that yielded $18,400 at our February 2011 Long Beach Sale (lot 3683). It should be noted that the Newman coin is one of the finest known 1828 half dollars regardless of die variety. Census: 7 in 66+, 0 finer (10/13). 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 @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
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