||1839 50C No Drapery MS63 NGC. WB-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The No Drapery design is an essential type for the collector, and it is highly prized (and rarely seen) in better grades. Uncirculated examples are especially challenging. This is an especially pleasing piece. The surfaces display bright mint luster and each side shows a large circle of brilliance in the center that is surrounded by russet and blue at the margin. The strike is complete in the centers with some peripheral softness noted on the stars. Census: 6 in 63 (1 in 63+), 7 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 @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $21,150.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.