||1877-S 50C MS67 NGC. WB-104, Die State WB-31, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Type Two Reverse. Very Small Mintmark. Bill Bugert notes in A Register of Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I, San Francisco Branch Mint, that the WB-31 is the first use of both obverse and reverse dies for this variety. Raised die rust lumps appear over the entire obverse, and the reverse shows a weak olive leaf disconnected from the others, weak tail feathers below the shield, and diagonal die lines running southwest to northeast through WE on the scroll. This top-notch Premium Gem 1877-S boasts excellent eye appeal, displaying generous mint luster and intermingled gold, olive, silver, ochre, and amber patina with a uniformly bold strike. Census: 4 in 67, 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 @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $9,987.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.