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1794 50C Good 4 NGC. CAC. O-104, R.5....

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

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 16, 2013
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Description:
1794 Half Dollar, Good 4
Very Scarce Overton-104
1794 50C Good 4 NGC. CAC. O-104, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The rim die break at 4 o'clock on the reverse is usual for the variety. All legends are clear except OF, which is faint but readable. A few right-side stars fade into the rim. Stored in one of Newman's brown paper envelopes (noting the Haseltine attribution) where it developed a protective patina of antique gray toning. The smooth surfaces are a delight for this much abused date and type.
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 @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N1793) (PCGS# 6051)
Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes.

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