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1794 50C XF45+ NGC. O-105, 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 15, 2013
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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1794 O-105 Half Dollar, XF45+
Census Level Specimen
Fourth Finest Known
1794 50C XF45+ NGC. O-105, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This early die state piece has no evidence of die cracks, clash marks, lapping, or die sinking on either side. Current rarity ratings suggest that about 60 examples of the O-105 die marriage survive today in all grades, yet only two or three examples are known that match or exceed the grade and quality of the Newman specimen. The Eliasberg AU58 example is the finest known, followed by an AU53 NGC coin and an AU50 PCGS example. The Newman specimen is next with the grade of XF45+ NGC.

This lovely piece has an excellent strike that shows full borders on each side. The surfaces exhibit light yellow-gray patina with peripheral iridescence. A few minor surface marks are evident on each side as expected for the grade, including a shallow depression on Liberty's cheek and light disturbance in the fields around OF on the reverse. Overall, this is an exceptional example of our nation's first half dollar and with a bit more luster it might have garnered an AU designation.
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 @ $75.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N7079) (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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