Lot Number 89
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1830 Sm.0 - O.117 R.2 PCGS AU 58 CAC
Ex Green-Newman, noted on the PCGS label. This was lot 33645 in Heritage’s Nov. 2013 sale of Eric Newman’s remarkable collection. It was offered as NGC MS 61 and brought $2,291. My notes agree with the PCGS/CAC designation, a top end AU 58. Newman stored the coin in a brown envelope. It took on a lovely pale mahogany and rose patina with golden highlights. The cheek has a trace of cabinet friction. Clearly, the coin never circulated. Every serious bust half collector must have a “Newman” coin in his or her collection. Here is an especially pretty one. Est. $1,200 to $1,500.