||1823 50C MS67 NGC. CAC. O-108, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This magnificent Superb Gem is the finest known example of the O-108 by a comfortable margin. The pristine surfaces show none of the die cracks and clash marks often seen on well-preserved Capped Bust halves, suggesting a very early state of the dies. The central design elements are sharply detailed and the obverse features a brilliant silver center framed by iridescent rings of cobalt-blue, golden-brown, and lilac toning. Blinding mint luster highlights the incredible eye appeal. This coin will compete for the title of finest known 1823 half dollar, regardless of variety. Whether a date, type, variety or Registry Set collector, if you seek the best of the best, this is an opportunity not to be ignored. Census: 2 in 67, 0 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $94,000.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.