||1794 50C VG10 NGC. O-104a, R.6. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The obverse has a bisecting die crack from the rim to star 3 and faintly across the head, becoming prominent in the right obverse from Liberty's chin to star 11. A "well placed" scratch parallels and accents the die crack to the right of Liberty. The fourth edition of Overton suggests that the late die state is R.5, while Stephen Herrman estimates High R.6. The finest late die state pieces include a VF20 NGC coin once in the Robinson Brown collection, a Fine 15 PCGS example, and this piece from the Eric P. Newman collection that is VG10 NGC. Both sides have pleasing surfaces of pewter gray and pale gold with faint iridescent splashes to enhance the eye appeal. The obverse of this coin is plated in M.L. Beistle's 1929 reference, A Register of Half dollar Die Varieties and Sub-Varieties. 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 @ $75.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $10,575.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.