||1807 50C Draped Bust MS65 NGC. O-110, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Here is a delightful Gem, with the blinding luster of a modern day half dollar and well-detailed design elements. A few clash marks show in the clouds on the reverse. The well-preserved surfaces are brilliant silver at the centers while the peripheries display iridescent shades of lavender, violet, and golden-brown toning. The eye appeal is extraordinary. The 1807 O-105 and O-110 are the more common of 11 known die pairs of the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle design. Gem examples of the O-105 and O-110 are known. Needless to say, they are rare in such lofty grade. Recent sales of the O-110 variety include the MS65 NGC coin in the Denver ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2006, lot 5228), which realized $40,250. Only 301,076 Draped Bust halves were struck before the Capped Bust design was implemented in 1807. Census for all varieties: 8 in 65, 1 finer (10/13). 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 @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $70,500.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.