||1805 50C MS63+ NGC. O-111, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This impressive Select Mint State half dollar exhibits lustrous light gray surfaces with vivid blue and reddish-gold toning on both sides. The luster, while unbroken, is subdued when compared to the preceding Mint State offerings of 1805 half dollars. It remains an exceptional example of the date. The colorful toning and smooth surfaces account for the well-earned Plus designation. The 1805 Normal Date half dollars are rare in Mint State grades, with a combined NGC and PCGS population of only 10 Mint State examples for 11 different die marriages. This example from the Eric P. Newman collection is the only MS63+ at either service, and it is the finest certified 1805 Normal Date half dollar. Prior to the appearance of this example, two AU58 pieces were considered the finest known 1805 O-111 half dollars. 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 $42,593.75 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.