||1843 50C MS67 S NGC. WB-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This gorgeous Superb Gem 1843 half dollar is the finest certified at NGC (9/13) and is also the plate coin for NGC's 1843 half dollar Coin Explorer. While the 1843 is a frequently seen date, it is a singular event in this grade and showing completeness of strike. This half dollar has wonderful amber and peripheral blue-gray toning over silvery centers. We are unable to discern any abrasions. Cracked dies are typical for this date and this coin is no exception. The obverse displays a die crack from the base of the date into the right field; the reverse has a die crack from the rim at 1 o'clock through the O(F) to the eagle's 'head. A truly outstanding coin that is worthy as a centerpiece of a high-end half dollar collection. 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 $44,062.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.