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Lot 33416

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33416
Date 1795
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 6052
Denomination 50C
Description 1795 50C 2 Leaves MS62 NGC. O-124, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This piece is a lovely example with brilliant luster beneath vivid orange, violet, and blue toning on both sides. The obverse is covered with adjustment marks in various directions, nicely shielded by the ancient toning and best seen with a loupe. Both dies are perfect with no die cracks, clash marks, or other die defects. We believe this to be the finest known 1795 O-124 half dollar, the only recorded Mint State example. It is the Beistle plate coin for Reverse Q. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green was a supporter of numismatic research and is mentioned in the author's foreword to A Register of Half Dollar Die Varieties, published by The Beistle Company in 1929. The author wrote: {blockquote}"This work would not have been brought up to its present completeness had it not been for my friend Mr. E.H.R. Green of South Dartmouth, Mass., who is an ardent collector as well as an advanced student of numismatics. I am very much indebted to Mr. Green for loaning me his entire collection of Half Dollars for checking die varieties, which enabled me to make this work more complete than otherwise. At the same time, it gave me an opportunity when making my plates, to photograph some of his finest and rarest specimens."{/blockquote} 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 @ $50.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $41,125.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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