||1794 50C AU55 NGC. CAC. O-106, Low R.6. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This early die state exhibits perfect obverse and reverse dies. The obverse has light adjustment through the date, extending into portions of the central device. There are a few marks along with a few trivial scratches and handling marks acquired over the two plus centuries since it was struck. Both sides have full borders and strong details, with the reverse border being especially bold. Light silvery-gray centers reside in a frame of dusky gold and turquoise peripheral toning. Though the luster is subdued for the assigned grade the coin remains a nicely detailed, attractive example for the advanced collector. The 1794 O-106 shares a reverse die (Overton's reverse "A") with the "common" 1794 O-101, but in an earlier state. It lacks the O-101's hallmark die crack between UNITED STATES. The latest edition of Overton incorrectly states that the reverse die is always seen with a die crack from the edge to a leaf pair between the D of UNITED and the first S of STATES. We know, therefore, that the O-106 was struck before the O-101. Stephen Herrman's auction records show a single AU58 PCGS example as the finest known 1794 O-106 half dollar. The Newman specimen is the second finest known example from these dies. 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 @ $90.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $99,875.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.