||1879 50C MS65 NGC. WB-102. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. All strikes for circulation are from this single die pairing, characterized by a die line through LIB in LIBERTY. Only 5,900 business strikes were produced, the first year in a decade-long run of very low mintage half dollars. Each side of this sharply struck example displays variegated shades of deep cherry-red, blue, and gray. 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 $3,407.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.