||1812 50C MS65 S NGC. CAC. O-103, R.1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This delightful MS65 S example possesses terrific eye appeal to complement its high technical grade. An iridescent ring of album toning immediately engages the eye. The brilliant centers burst with luster. The dentils and central devices are sharp and the surfaces are without a hint of any disturbance worth mention. The 1812 O-103 is a common die variety. In Gem condition, with staggering eye appeal the word "common" is totally inappropriate. The obverse design of the half dollar was modified slightly in 1812, with some subtle modifications to the drapery and higher relief on the hair curls. A large mintage of 1.6 million pieces was accomplished, with 10 die varieties known for the date. Stephen Herrman has located one example of the 1812 O-103 in MS66 and four pieces certified MS65. The Newman coin fits snuggly within this elite group. 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 @ $3.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $44,062.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.