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1839 50C Drapery MS64 NGC. CAC. WB-102....

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

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1839 With Drapery Half, MS64
Among the Finest of This Second 1839-Type
1839 50C Drapery MS64 NGC. CAC. WB-102. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Christian Gobrecht's Seated Liberty design was altered in 1839, when Robert Ball Hughes added some folds of drapery to Liberty's elbow and slightly reduced the size of the rock to balance metal flow in the striking process. The Drapery half dollar type is slightly more available than its No Drapery predecessor, but it is still a rare issue in Mint State.

This attractive Choice example displays remarkably bright mint luster, with mostly brilliant centers and occasional dabs of sea-green and amber patina. Traces of golden-brown and deep blue toning are scattered around the margins. The design elements are sharply defined throughout. Census: 15 in 64 (1 in 64+), 4 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 @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24GL, PCGS# 6232)
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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