||1872-S 50C MS66 NGC. CAC. WB-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. From a mintage of 580,000 pieces, the 1872-S Seated Liberty half dollar is a scarce date, particularly in high grade. This coin exhibits the small wide mintmark characteristic of the WB-101 variety. Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert consider the WB-101 a Low R.8 issue in Mint State. The present coin is a magnificent Premium Gem, with sharp definition in all areas except for a touch of flatness on some of the upper stars. The well-preserved surfaces display iridescent shades of cobalt-blue and champagne-gold toning, with prooflike reflectivity under the patina. Eye appeal is tremendous. Census: 2 in 66, 1 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 @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $21,150.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.