1810 Half Dollar, MS66
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.
Tied for Finest Known O-108
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)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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