||1859 50C MS64+ NGC. WB-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Type One Reverse Hub. Almost three-quarters of a million half dollars were struck in Philadelphia in 1859. As with most No Motto halves, high-grade examples are scarce. This piece displays remarkable reddish patina with light gray overtones. The strike is complete, except on the eagle's left (facing) leg. Extremely clean surfaces and excellent for type. 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 $2,350.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.