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1805 50C MS62 NGC. O-106, High R.3....

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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1805 O-106 Half Dollar, MS62
Tied for Finest Known
1805 50C MS62 NGC. O-106, High R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This is a stunning coin. Richly toned from repose in an album, both sides have rich bluish-green peripheries, gradually changing to light gray at the centers. The reverse is lighter, may we say less ostentatious, than the obverse. The luster is truly exceptional, obverse and reverse: 1805's just don't come this lustrous! The strike is adequate for the issue. The obverse is a bit weak at the drapery lines and the top of Liberty's head. The reverse is beautifully impressed save the lowest tail feathers.

In more than a quarter century of third party grading, NGC has only certified six Mint State 1805 half dollars of all varieties. The Newman collection increased the Mint State census to 10 examples. That statement clearly puts the rarity of high grade 1805 half dollars in its proper light. Census: 4 in 62, 3 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 @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24EG, PCGS# 6069)
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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