||1879 50C MS63 NGC. CAC. WB-102. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1879 issue marks the beginning of a long stretch of low-mintage Philadelphia-only dates for the half dollar. The lustrous surfaces of this Select specimen show silvery-white centers framed by deeper bluish-gray patination imbued with traces of medium brown. The design features are exquisitely struck. This piece yields pleasing overall eye appeal. 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 @ $6.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,527.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.