||1851-O 50C MS66+ NGC. CAC. WB-101, WB-4, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1851-O Seated Liberty half dollar is a scarce and underrated issue from a mintage of 402,000 pieces. Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert list only the WB-101 major variety for this date in their series reference, but there are five minor die varieties recorded in volume III of their Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties. This coin shows a thin die crack from the inner point of star 13 to the drapery and some clash marks in the shield, identifying the scarce WB-4 variety. This high-end Premium Gem is delightfully toned in iridescent shades of lavender, blue, and green, with vibrant mint luster underneath. Razor-sharp definition is evident on all design elements and eye appeal is terrific. This coin is the only certified Premium Gem to be awarded the Plus designation at either of the leading grading services. Census: 2 in 66 (1 in 66+), 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 @ $12.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $23,500.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.