||1839-O/O 50C MS64+ NGC. CAC. GR-1 Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Five die varieties are known for the 1839-O half dollars, from three obverse dies and three reverse dies. Two of the three obverse dies have recut mintmarks. The reverse of the GR-1 die marriage is the same die that was used for the 1838-O half dollar rarities. Both dies are cracked, including an obverse crack that meanders through the date to star 13; this identifies the variety, since the obverse was not used for any other die marriage. Although the stars are a trifle flat, the balance of design definition is strong. Frosty mint luster appears beneath pewter-gray patina and deeper iridescent toning with specks of bright silver. 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 @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $41,125.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.