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Lot 33463

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33463
Date 1837
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 6176
Denomination 50C
Description 1837 50C MS65 NGC. CAC. GR-23, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1837 GR-23 half dollar is a common die variety, but it is a challenge to obtain above the grade of MS64. The lovely Eric P. Newman specimen is finer than any that were known when Dick Graham's Reeded Edge half dollar book was published last year. He recorded nine examples in MS64 and one MS63, and the Newman MS65 will head that list in the second edition. This lovely Gem has brilliant ivory centers with frosty luster under champagne toning, all within a peripheral iridescent frame. Census: 44 in 65 (4 in 65 S), 12 finer (10/13) for all 1837 varieties. 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 @ $6.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $22,325.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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