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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)


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    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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