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    1810 Half Dollar, MS66
    Tied for Finest Known O-108

    1810 50C MS66 NGC. CAC. O-108, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. We are tempted to repeat our description of the previous lot. The two coins are cut from the same cloth of quality, appearance and desirability. This delightful Premium Gem exhibits sharply detailed design elements and well-preserved surfaces, with no mentionable distractions. Oceans of mint luster shine through layers of bluish-gray and champagne-gold toning. The eye appeal is staggering. This coin, of course, is a candidate for the finest collection or Registry Set.

    A substantial mintage of nearly 1.3 million Capped Bust half dollars was achieved in 1810, with 10 die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the somewhat scarce O-108 variety, identified by the close proximity of star 13 to the curl and the widely spaced 50 C in the denomination. A thin die crack shows to the left of the date on the obverse. The reverse is severely cracked, with one crack bisecting the reverse from 0 in the denomination, through the eagle, banner, and E in STATES. Another crack extends from the denomination to the left, through the leaves and letters in UNITED STAT, to join the first crack at the rim. The O-108 is very rare in high grades. The Newman coin is tied with the Eliasberg/Kaufman specimen for the title of "Finest Known."
    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 @ $ 5.00 ; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24ET, PCGS# 6095)


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