Auction Name: 2020 November 19 - 22 US Coins Signature Auction
Lot Number: 3052
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/1321-3052
1807 50C Draped Bust, O-110a, T-3, R.2, MS64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Tompkins Die State 3/4. The late die state with multiple cracks across both borders. Exquisite forest-green, ruby-red, and apricot-gold toning endows the peripheries of this splendidly preserved near-Gem. Contact is virtually absent, and the grade is limited only by incompleteness of strike on the eagle's head and the stars near the beak. It would prove a Herculean task to secure a finer Draped Bust half dollar of any date or variety. The Autumn 2020 Herrman revision for O-110a lists the Condition Census as MS65 PCGS, MS64 PCGS CAC, MS64 PCGS, MS64 NGC, and MS63 Uncertified.