||1880 50C PR67 Cameo NGC. WB-102. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A generous mintage of 1,355 proof Seated Liberty half dollars was accomplished in 1880, to accompany a small business-strike emission of just 8,400 pieces. Naturally, demand from date collectors has always put considerable pressure on the limited supply of proofs. This delightful Superb Gem shows the die lump in the left wing characteristic of the WB-102 variety, from Tail Hub 2, with a closed bud above H. The well-detailed design elements have a frosty texture that contrasts dramatically with the deeply reflective fields, creating a black-on-white cameo flash when the coin is tilted in the light. Accents of cerulean-blue and sea-green toning visit the peripheries of this well-preserved specimen, with incredible eye appeal. Census: 2 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer (9/13). 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 @ $6.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $8,225.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.