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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.

1808/7 50C MS63 PCGS #6091

O.101 R1. Lovely original patina.

1809 50C III Edge MS65 PCGS #39388

O-109b. Pogue.Tied Finest Known 1809 III Edge Half Dollar. From Stacks Bowers Auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection on September 30, 2015, Lot 2008.

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.

1811/10 50C MS63 PCGS #39422

O-102 R4. CAC. Finest Known. Obtained by private treaty with Harry Laibstain on July 18, 2015.

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 50C/UNI MS64 PCGS #39473

O.101 R2. Tied Finest Known of the early die state. Nice eye appeal with original surfaces.

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.

1821 50C MS65 PCGS #39576

O-101a R1. Finest Known.

1823 50C MS65+ PCGS #39611

O.107 R2. Blazing cartwheel luster with kaleidoscope peripheral colors. 1823 are usually tough to find in true gem condition. Second finest for the die marriage behind the Elaisberg/Kaufman NGC MS67. Obtained by private treaty from Dale Friend (who incidentally has the finest known PCGS 1823 at MS66!)

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.

1827 50C Square Base 2 MS65 PCGS #39696

O-104 CAC. Obtained from Legend Numismatics

1827/6 50C MS66 PCGS #39752

O.102 Pogue. CAC.

1828 50C Square 2, Small 8, Large Letters MS66 PCGS #39769

O.115 R2. Eliasberg. Lovely original tan and pewter surfaces with shimmering cartwheel luster. Described by the Eliasberg cataloger as," Sharp and well centered. Lustrous grayish brown with faint splashes of gold toning, particularly on the reverse. Choice surfaces overall. Another splendid coin. Die notes: Perfect obverse. The reverse has light peripheral die cracks through the tops and bottoms of various letters." Prior Auction by Bowers and Merena of "The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection" Session Two on April 7, 1997, Lot 1842. Crossed from an NGC MS66 holder to PCGS. Obtained by private treaty with Michael Contursi at Rare Coin Wholesalers on July 26, 2013.

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

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

1829/7 50C MS64 PCGS #39809

Eliasberg. Per Bowers cataloger, "This overdate Bust Half Dollar is veiled in warm, even, smoky-gray patina. The color is a tad bolder on the reverse, although both sides are equally endowed with a bold strike and satiny luster. Free of detracting abrasions, with an impressive pedigree to boot. Tied for Condition Census #3 for the 1829/7 O-102 die variety. Ex-George H. Earle Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1912); John H. Clapp; Clapp estate (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1848." Bowers and Merena Auction 11/4/2010, Lot 1962.

1830 50C Large Letters XF45 PCGS #39836

O-114. R5. One of the toughest late date die marriages. Very difficult redbook variety. Rare in AU and only three mint state coins reported, finest known MS63.

1832 50C Small Letters MS64+ PCGS #39883

O.122 R1. Amazing strike with blazing white luster.Obtained by private treaty from Sheridan Downey who stated, "Best struck 1832 I've seen." Of course he was selling me the coin, but I agreed! Either #2 condition census or better. NGC MS65 reported in Herrman. Obtained by private treaty with Sheridan Downey on September 24, 2009.

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.

1836 50C Lettered Edge MS65+ PCGS #39966

O-106 R1. Beaded Border. CAC. Finest Known 1836 Beaded Border Half Dollar. Strong cartwheel luster and eye appeal. Original in all respects. Obtained by private treaty with Phil Hinkelman at Eye Appealing Coins on June 15, 2018.

1836 50C 50/00, Lettered Edge AU55 PCGS #39964

O-116. 50/00 redbook variety.

1808/7 50C MS63 PCGS #6091

O.101 R1. Lovely original patina.

1808/7 50C MS63 PCGS #6091

O.101 R1. Lovely original patina.

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.