||1807 50C Capped Bust, Small Stars MS63 NGC. O-113, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This well-struck Select example displays surprisingly vibrant mint luster and lightly toned silver centers, with dramatic rings of cobalt-blue and lime-green toning at the peripheries. Only minor contact marks are evident and the eye appeal is first rate. The 1807 Small Stars is not terribly difficult to locate in circulated grades, but choice AU and Uncirculated examples are rare and under enormous pressure from advanced collectors. We know of two PCGS MS65 specimens including the incomparable James Pryor coin that sold privately not long ago for a six-figure price. Buddy Byers owned the other. It brought in excess of $50,000 at Stack's October 2006 sale, lot 1014. Nothing comparable to the Newman Select Uncirculated coin has appeared at auction over the last several years. Fasten your seat belts! 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 @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $23,500.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.