|1795 50C Two Leaves MS62 NGC. CAC. O-102a, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A simply spectacular 1795 half-dollar. This offering is well struck and nicely centered with full obverse and reverse dentilation. The ivory surfaces exhibit satin luster with splashes of antique turquoise, russet, and gold toning. Light clash marks and delicate cracks appear on the obverse. Those cracks include one from the rim to the bust between the 5 and star 15, a second down from the rim through the E in LIBERTY to the head, a third from the rim through the 1 to the lowest hair strand, and a fourth through stars 9 to 13 and the rim over star 14. The reverse has delicate clash marks and a crack through ERI. This late die state is likely R.6 in all grades. The Newman specimen is the finest known example of the die pair and is without peer among the few known late die states. This is the first of several impressive 1795 half dollars in the Newman Collection that includes six graded MS62 or MS63. Prior to submission of these six coins NGC had graded only 31 coins of this date in MS62 or finer grades -- over the past 25 years! 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 @ $30.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $117,500.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.