||1806 50C 6 Over Inverted 6 MS61 NGC. O-111a, R.4. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The design elements are well-detailed, with some softness on Liberty's drapery and the eagle's tail. A bit of cabinet friction is noted on the wing tips, Liberty's shoulder, and highest curls. The lightly marked surfaces are naturally toned in shades of gray, lavender, and golden-brown, with strong underlying mint luster. A cud has formed above TED in UNITED, adding cachet to the coin and confirming the somewhat later die state. This lot is an important opportunity for the advanced variety collector. The 1806 over inverted 6 is a popular and distressingly scarce Guide Book variety. The final digit of the date was initially impressed upside down on this variety, as the remains of an undertype numeral are clearly visible below the primary 6. The Choice Mint State Norweb coin (though it exhibits a disturbing planchet flaw) is easily the finest known example of this die pair. The Newman coin should have easy entrance to the Condition Census. 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 @ $35.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $28,200.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.