||1877-S 50C MS66 NGC. CAC. WB-102, Die State WB-10, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Very Small Mintmark. In the year before the Morgan (or "Bland-Allison") silver dollars made their debut on the numismatic stage, San Francisco produced a generous silver dollar mintage of more than 5.3 million pieces. The following year, San Francisco would make only 12,000 Seated halves (making the 1878-S the key to the series), as the presses would be devoted to striking nearly 10 million Morgan dollars. The 1877-S halves show numerous sizes of mintmarks, the WB-102 being among the Very Small class and showing a lump in the rock next to Liberty's index finger. Scattered pale blue, gray, and amber hues occupy both sides of this well-struck Gem. Census: 18 in 66, 4 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 $11,162.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.