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1807 50C Large Stars MS65 PCGS #39361

O.114 R3. Newman. CAC. "Large Stars Guide Book Variety. Tied for Finest Known O-114. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This coin is a stunning Gem, with brilliant silver centers surrounded by vivid rings of golden-brown and lavender toning. The remarkably well-preserved surfaces radiate vibrant mint luster throughout with few, if any, signs of handling or album storage. The strike is razor-sharp. An extensive network of die cracks is evident on the reverse and interesting clash marks are visible on both sides. Overall eye appeal is terrific. NGC has graded one other MS65, the Prouty Ex: Norweb and Pryor coin last offered in Superior's Hudson River Valley 3 sale, October 2000, lot 3273 where it brought a modest $24,150. That coin remains in the strong hands of the successful bidder. A PCGS MS65 1807 Large Stars was the super nova of our half dollar offerings in the Central States signature sale of April 2010. With a "look" comparable to the Newman coin it took $149,500 to bring it home! We will not be surprised to see a repeat of that bidding war when this piece comes to the floor. The Mint began the year with a small mintage of Draped Bust dollars, before switching to the new design. A modest mintage of 750,500 Capped Bust half dollars was accomplished in the later part of the year, the second smallest business-strike total for the series. Only four different die varieties are known for the date and type, including the Large Stars O-114 variety represented by the present coin. The O-114 variety is easily recognized by the small die lumps below the 7 in the date and overlapping lower arrowheads on the reverse. The Large Stars variety is listed on page 194 of the 2014 Guide Book. 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 @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes," per Heritage cataloger. Heritage Auction #1190 of the Newman Collection on November 15, 2013, Lot 33436. PCGS cross from NGC MS65 to PCGS MS65 on February 14,2014. Martin Logies said he was the under bidder at the Las vegas PCGS show on 2/14/2014.

1807 50C Bearded Goddess AU53 PCGS #39358

O.111b R5. Famed Bearded Goddess. Wow factor Goddess with grey dirt original patina and terminal die state. Previously in the esteemed collection of David Kahn and Mike Summers. Just behind the finest known AU55 for this key Redbook set centerpiece. Obtained by private treaty with David Kahn in 2008.

1808 50C MS67 PCGS #39364

O-103 R1. Pogue. Finest Known. CAC. Obtained fromStacks Bowers Auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection on September 30, 2015, Lot 2005.

1810 50C MS64 PCGS #39407

O.102a R2. Flashy luster which is tough to find on 1810 halves.

1811 50C Small 8 MS65 PCGS #39429

O.106 R3. CAC. Tied Finest Known. Terrific original surfaces.

1812 50C MS65 PCGS #39447

O.104 R1. Tied Finest Known of die variety. Original with wonderful mix of orange and green color.

1812/1 50C Small 8 MS64 PCGS #39444

O.102a R2. CAC. Tied Finest Known. Newman.

1812/1 50C Large 8 AU50 PCGS #39442

O.101a R5. The only redbook variety besides the 1817/4 not available in mint state with two PCGS AU55 coins leading the condition census. Tied with three others at AU50 for third finest known. This is the late die state with a shattered obverse die with extensive die cracks. No less than four major obverse die cracks are seen. Per Heritage cataloger," Deeply Toned AU 1812/1 O-101 Half Dollar, Large 8 Variety. A very scarce and always-desirable variety among early Bust halves. This piece appears to be tied for second finest known with two other coins. This piece shows only the slightest trace of friction over the highpoints of the design. Otherwise, the surfaces are mostly charcoal-gray." "A rare opportunity for the advanced collector of Bust halves. Not only is this an important R.5 die marriage, but it is also a distinct variety listed in the Guide Book. Such pieces are subject to heavy demand from intermediate level collectors, those with an interest in varieties who have not yet begun complete collections by individual die marriages. From The Rocky Top Collection of Bust Half Dollars." Obtained from Heritage 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430 on February 15th, 2007, Lot 3380.

1813 50C MS64 PCGS #39461

O.103 R2. Second Finest Known (behind Kaufman 103a) for the die marriage. Satiny luster with rolling luster.

1820 50C Curl Base 2, Small Date MS62 PCGS #39563

Tied finest known. Grey Dirt and stone cold original. Ex Bowers and Merena sale of the Russel Logan Collection in November, 2002, Lot 2381 for $2990. Bowers and Merena sale of the Eliasberg Collection, April 1997, Lot 1771.

1824 50C MS65 PCGS #39624

Finest known. CAC. Eliasberg/Clapp.Per StacksBowrers cataloger, " An intensely lustrous Gem with a bold array of golden toning ranging from bold champagne and a touch of fiery sunset orange on the obverse to a broader array of deep orange, crimson, and electric blue on the reverse. Struck about as boldly as you are apt to see for the date, and the frosty surfaces are visually immaculate, especially to the unassisted eye. The Coin Facts plate coin. The only MS-65 example of the variety certified by PCGS, with none graded finer by that firm. The known pedigree of this beautiful Gem half dollar stretches back more than a century, and evidently this particular coin has been lovingly cared for during that long time. Will you be the next steward of this remarkable numismatic delicacy? From the MHS Collection. Purchased from Mike Printz, July 2008. Earlier from S.H. and H. Chapman’s sale of the Harlan P. Smith Collection, May 1906; J.M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Clapp estate (1942), to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; and our (Bowers and Merena’s) sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, April 1997, lot 1801." StacksBowers Auction on 11/16/2011, Lot 2274.

1824/1 50C MS64 PCGS #39640

O.101 R2 "The 4 in the date is sharply repunched over a 1 with the point of the 1 visible at the upper part of the diagonal. The high points of this lustrous example are extremely sharp beneath mottled orange-gold, violet, and sea-green toning. Popular Guide Book variety," per Heritage cataloger. Lot 3607. Heritage Summer FUN Auction on July 7, 2011. Upgraded from PCGS MS63 to MS64 on October 29, 2013.

1827/6 50C MS66 PCGS #39752

O.102 Pogue. CAC.

1828 50C Square 2, Small 8, Small Letters MS65 PCGS #39780

O.119 Tied Finest Known. Very tough redbook variety in mint state.

1833 50C MS65 PCGS #39897

O.109 Lovely color. Obtained from Legend Auctions.

1834 50C Large Date, Small Letters MS65 PCGS #39910

O.106. Flashy brilliant coin with color highlights.

1834 50C Small Date, Small Letters MS66 PCGS #39915

O-111. Finest Known. Childs head variety.

1838 50C Reeded Edge MS66 PCGS #6177

GR-3 R2. Tied for finest known.

1839 50C Reeded Edge Capped Bust, Large Letters MS65 PCGS #6179

Gardner. GR-1 R1. "GR-6, Only One Finer at PCGS. R.2. Frosty mint luster radiates from beneath softly blended green-gold and violet-orange hues on the reverse, while the obverse displays even golden-gray patina overall. The devices are sharply impressed and the surfaces remarkably clean, even for the Gem grade. Variety: GR-6. The second use of this obverse die, as the dentils are weakly defined. A line up from the top of the 3 in the date and light die rust on the chest readily identify the variety. Population Data (5/14): PCGS has graded only five MS65 examples and one finer. Heritage Commentary: The 1839 Capped Bust half dollar is a popular type coin. Nearly 1.4 million pieces were minted, and examples can be located in grades through MS64 with little difficulty. At the MS65 grade level, however, the issue's availability plunges dramatically; Gem pieces or finer are rarely encountered. The patient type or date collector will find this coin to be a rich reward. Provenance: Dr. Robert W. Swan and Rod Sweet Collections (Bowers and Merena, 3/2004), lot 1473," per Heritage cataloger. Obtained from the June 23, 2014 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York #1213, Lot 30480.

1839-O 50C MS64 PCGS #6181

GR-1 R1. Typical die marriage that likely represents over 95% of 1839-O half dollars out of the five known die marriages as described by Richard Graham. The coin has very original surfaces with luster emanating from beneath the tan and grey toning. The surfaces are clean for the designated grade. "1839-O/O GR-1 Half Dollar, MS64+. Reverse of 1838-O. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Five die varieties are known for the 1839-O half dollars, from three obverse dies and three reverse dies. Two of the three obverse dies have recut mintmarks. The reverse of the GR-1 die marriage is the same die that was used for the 1838-O half dollar rarities. Both dies are cracked, including an obverse crack that meanders through the date to star 13; this identifies the variety, since the obverse was not used for any other die marriage. Although the stars are a trifle flat, the balance of design definition is strong. Frosty mint luster appears beneath pewter-gray patina and deeper iridescent toning with specks of bright silver. 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 @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes," per Heritage cataloger. Obtained from Heritage Galleries Sale of the Eric P. Newman Collection on November 15, 2013, Lot 33464.PCGS crossed the coin on February 14, 2014, from NGC MS64+ to PCGS MS64.

1818 50C MS65 PCGS #6113

O.107 R1. Gardner. Obtained from Heritage Auction #1214 on October 27, 2014.

1818 50C MS65 PCGS #6113

O.107 R1. Gardner. Obtained from Heritage Auction #1214 on October 27, 2014.

1823 50C Broken 3 MS64 PCGS #6132

O.101 R3. Newman. Second finest known. "1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar, MS64. Popular Broken 3 Guide Book Variety, O-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This Guide Book staple exhibits vibrant mint luster radiating from nicely preserved surfaces. The brilliant silver centers have a beguiling antique cameo appearance, complimented by vivid rings of violet and golden-brown toning at the rims. Aside from the eagle's claws and nearby stem the design elements are crisply struck. The "Broken 3" of 1823 is found on a multitude of want lists, notably Registry Set collectors seeking the rarely encountered choice AU and Uncirculated specimens. The Newman coin is just what the doctor ordered. We expect fierce competition. 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society . Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes," per Heritage cataloger, Sheridan Downey. 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction - New York #1190, November 15, 2013, Lot 33452. Crossed from NGC MS64 to PCGS MS64. Obtained from Matt at Numismatic Financial Corporation on December 25, 2013.

1823 50C Broken 3 MS64 PCGS #6132

O.101 R3. Newman. Second finest known. "1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar, MS64. Popular Broken 3 Guide Book Variety, O-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This Guide Book staple exhibits vibrant mint luster radiating from nicely preserved surfaces. The brilliant silver centers have a beguiling antique cameo appearance, complimented by vivid rings of violet and golden-brown toning at the rims. Aside from the eagle's claws and nearby stem the design elements are crisply struck. The "Broken 3" of 1823 is found on a multitude of want lists, notably Registry Set collectors seeking the rarely encountered choice AU and Uncirculated specimens. The Newman coin is just what the doctor ordered. We expect fierce competition. 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society . Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes," per Heritage cataloger, Sheridan Downey. 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction - New York #1190, November 15, 2013, Lot 33452. Crossed from NGC MS64 to PCGS MS64. Obtained from Matt at Numismatic Financial Corporation on December 25, 2013.

1823 50C Broken 3 MS64 PCGS #6132

O.101 R3. Newman. Second finest known. "1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar, MS64. Popular Broken 3 Guide Book Variety, O-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This Guide Book staple exhibits vibrant mint luster radiating from nicely preserved surfaces. The brilliant silver centers have a beguiling antique cameo appearance, complimented by vivid rings of violet and golden-brown toning at the rims. Aside from the eagle's claws and nearby stem the design elements are crisply struck. The "Broken 3" of 1823 is found on a multitude of want lists, notably Registry Set collectors seeking the rarely encountered choice AU and Uncirculated specimens. The Newman coin is just what the doctor ordered. We expect fierce competition. 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society . Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes," per Heritage cataloger, Sheridan Downey. 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction - New York #1190, November 15, 2013, Lot 33452. Crossed from NGC MS64 to PCGS MS64. Obtained from Matt at Numismatic Financial Corporation on December 25, 2013.

1823 50C Broken 3 MS64 PCGS #6132

O.101 R3. Newman. Second finest known. "1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar, MS64. Popular Broken 3 Guide Book Variety, O-101. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This Guide Book staple exhibits vibrant mint luster radiating from nicely preserved surfaces. The brilliant silver centers have a beguiling antique cameo appearance, complimented by vivid rings of violet and golden-brown toning at the rims. Aside from the eagle's claws and nearby stem the design elements are crisply struck. The "Broken 3" of 1823 is found on a multitude of want lists, notably Registry Set collectors seeking the rarely encountered choice AU and Uncirculated specimens. The Newman coin is just what the doctor ordered. We expect fierce competition. 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society . Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes," per Heritage cataloger, Sheridan Downey. 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction - New York #1190, November 15, 2013, Lot 33452. Crossed from NGC MS64 to PCGS MS64. Obtained from Matt at Numismatic Financial Corporation on December 25, 2013.

1824/4 50C MS65 PCGS #6140

Gardner. O.110a R2. Finest known. The 24 over 4 O-110 is one of five die marriages out of 17 for the year 1824 that are overdates. There are two 1824/1, the fairly available O-101 and the extremely scarce O-102 with only one mint state example (PCGS MS62 reported). The confusing jumble of numbers on the O-103 deemed 24 over various dates and two finally two 24 over 4 (the O-109 and O-110 with the former being slightly scarcer than the latter IMHO). Per Heritage cataloger of the Gardner Collection, "O-110a, beautiful patina. Recut 4 Over 4 MS65 NGC. O-110a, R.2. This interesting variety is actually an 1824/4, recut 4, and not an 1824/1 overdate as sometimes assumed. While this variety is not considered rare, Gem-quality pieces are nonetheless elusive. This beautifully preserved, highly lustrous Gem example displays soft green-gold and lavender-gray hues blended across the obverse, while the reverse exhibits vivid concentric circles of teal, blue, and violet around a deep golden center. The strike is above-average for the issue, with the only soft points seen on the right obverse stars." Prior sale at Heritage's The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York #1213 on June 23, 2014, Lot 30474. Obtained from Jason Carter (who crossed the coin from NGC MS65) by private treaty on August 4, 2014.

1824/4 50C MS65 PCGS #6140

Gardner. O.110a R2. Finest known. The 24 over 4 O-110 is one of five die marriages out of 17 for the year 1824 that are overdates. There are two 1824/1, the fairly available O-101 and the extremely scarce O-102 with only one mint state example (PCGS MS62 reported). The confusing jumble of numbers on the O-103 deemed 24 over various dates and two finally two 24 over 4 (the O-109 and O-110 with the former being slightly scarcer than the latter IMHO). Per Heritage cataloger of the Gardner Collection, "O-110a, beautiful patina. Recut 4 Over 4 MS65 NGC. O-110a, R.2. This interesting variety is actually an 1824/4, recut 4, and not an 1824/1 overdate as sometimes assumed. While this variety is not considered rare, Gem-quality pieces are nonetheless elusive. This beautifully preserved, highly lustrous Gem example displays soft green-gold and lavender-gray hues blended across the obverse, while the reverse exhibits vivid concentric circles of teal, blue, and violet around a deep golden center. The strike is above-average for the issue, with the only soft points seen on the right obverse stars." Prior sale at Heritage's The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York #1213 on June 23, 2014, Lot 30474. Obtained from Jason Carter (who crossed the coin from NGC MS65) by private treaty on August 4, 2014.

1839 50C Reeded Edge Capped Bust, Large Letters MS65 PCGS #6179

Gardner. GR-1 R1. "GR-6, Only One Finer at PCGS. R.2. Frosty mint luster radiates from beneath softly blended green-gold and violet-orange hues on the reverse, while the obverse displays even golden-gray patina overall. The devices are sharply impressed and the surfaces remarkably clean, even for the Gem grade. Variety: GR-6. The second use of this obverse die, as the dentils are weakly defined. A line up from the top of the 3 in the date and light die rust on the chest readily identify the variety. Population Data (5/14): PCGS has graded only five MS65 examples and one finer. Heritage Commentary: The 1839 Capped Bust half dollar is a popular type coin. Nearly 1.4 million pieces were minted, and examples can be located in grades through MS64 with little difficulty. At the MS65 grade level, however, the issue's availability plunges dramatically; Gem pieces or finer are rarely encountered. The patient type or date collector will find this coin to be a rich reward. Provenance: Dr. Robert W. Swan and Rod Sweet Collections (Bowers and Merena, 3/2004), lot 1473," per Heritage cataloger. Obtained from the June 23, 2014 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York #1213, Lot 30480.

1839 50C Reeded Edge Capped Bust, Large Letters MS65 PCGS #6179

Gardner. GR-1 R1. "GR-6, Only One Finer at PCGS. R.2. Frosty mint luster radiates from beneath softly blended green-gold and violet-orange hues on the reverse, while the obverse displays even golden-gray patina overall. The devices are sharply impressed and the surfaces remarkably clean, even for the Gem grade. Variety: GR-6. The second use of this obverse die, as the dentils are weakly defined. A line up from the top of the 3 in the date and light die rust on the chest readily identify the variety. Population Data (5/14): PCGS has graded only five MS65 examples and one finer. Heritage Commentary: The 1839 Capped Bust half dollar is a popular type coin. Nearly 1.4 million pieces were minted, and examples can be located in grades through MS64 with little difficulty. At the MS65 grade level, however, the issue's availability plunges dramatically; Gem pieces or finer are rarely encountered. The patient type or date collector will find this coin to be a rich reward. Provenance: Dr. Robert W. Swan and Rod Sweet Collections (Bowers and Merena, 3/2004), lot 1473," per Heritage cataloger. Obtained from the June 23, 2014 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York #1213, Lot 30480.