1830 50C PR (PCGS# 6209)

2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando #1201

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1830 50C PR65 NGC. O-110, R.8 as a Proof. The following attribute the variety: The point of Liberty's upper-right hair curl is beneath and between TY in LIBERTY, a triangular defect resting on the the left side of the crossbar of the A in STATES, a high, tall M in AMERICA, the I in PLURIBUS centered under the left side of the second T in STATES. NGC has graded two 1830 half dollar proofs, a PR64 and the present PR65; PCGS has certified a PR62 Cameo. The Gem example in this lot displays light- to medium-intensity cobalt-blue with lavender accents on the obverse along with lighter hues of this color palette on the reverse. Sharply struck design elements are seen on both sides, highlighted by the mirrored fields, especially on the reverse. No marks are worthy of individual mention. Interesting die lines are visible below the bust. Roster of Proof 1830 Half Dollars 1. PR65 NGC, O-110. Recently discovered in the collection of a European noble family, it has been in the family collection since the mid-19th century. It has never been on the market since, and possibly never been in the hands of a U.S. collector since it was minted (per Marc Emory, December 1, 2013 email). The present coin. 2. Gem Brilliant Proof, O-108. Dr. Christian Allenburger Collection (B. Max Mehl, 3/1948), lot 865; John Jay Pittman; Pittman Collection, Part II (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1494; Medio-Gomez Collections (American Numismatic Rarities, 6/2004), lot 4360; Public Auction Sale (Stack's, 12/2003), lot 351. 3. PR64 NGC, O-111. Terrell Collection (American Auction Association, 5/1973), lot 837; Gary Burghoff Collection (Superior, 1/1980), lot 205; Massachusetts Historical Society Sale (Bowers and Merena, 11/19994), lot 2252; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 8/1999), lot 125; ANA Sale of the Millennium (Bowers and Merena, 8/2000), lot 4111; Benson Collection, Part II (Ira and Larry Goldberg, 2/2002), lot 966; ANA Auction (Bowers and Merena, 7/2003), lot 1503; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2005)…
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