||1852-O 50C VF35 NGC. WB-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1852-O is a very scarce issue, undoubtedly because of heavy circulation in the prewar South of the mere 144,000 pieces struck. Wiley-Bugert state this is: "The scarcest O-mint, excluding some of the early rare varieties." Even wear is seen over the devices, and the surfaces show distinctive gray-violet toning with lighter colored streaks seen across obverse and reverse. The only notable interruption in the surfaces is a thin planchet lamination on the left (facing) arm of Liberty; it resembles two parallel scratches but close examination shows a thin strip of metal above the surface of the coin. 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 $734.38 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.