||1877-S 50C MS67+ NGC. WB-104. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Type Two Reverse. Although more than 5.3 million Seated Liberty half dollars were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1877, few survivors exhibit the high technical quality and eye appeal of the present coin. This piece displays the closed bud above H in HALF that identifies the tail hub 2, WB-104 variety, with a very small mintmark. The design elements are boldly detailed and the well-preserved surfaces are free of mentionable distractions. Attractive shades of cobalt-blue, golden-brown, and lilac toning enhance the outstanding eye appeal and vibrant mint luster shines through the patina. 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 @ $3.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $12,337.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.