||1795 50C Two Leaves MS62 NGC. O-130, Low R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A scarce variety with a low overall condition census, the Newman specimen is plated in Beistle (reverse only) and is tied with the Pittman coin for second finest known. The only finer example is an MS63 NGC piece that last appeared for sale more than a decade ago. This lovely Mint State piece has a full complement of satin luster beneath original pewter-gray patina on both sides. Wisps of pale orange, sky-blue, and amber toning enhance the aesthetic appeal of this example. The surfaces exhibit a few marks, mostly consistent with the grade. A thin scratch on Liberty's neck and cheek must be mentioned, but no other blemishes are worth individual mention. The Newman collection of Flowing Hair half dollars offers variety specialists, date collectors, and type collectors an opportunity to add wonderful examples to their collections. 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 @ $40.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $47,000.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.