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Mail Bid Auction 51

Auction ended on February 15, 2021

Lot Number 67

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1828 Sq, 2, Sm. 8's, Lg Let. -  O.116 R.2 PCGS MS 63+ CAC

PCGS agreed with the + sign that NGC awarded this imposing coin in Heritage’s November 2013 offering of the Eric Newman Collection.  This was lot 33619.  Keith Davignon corralled it at $4,563.  Both the PCGS and accompanying NGC labels note the Colonel Green/Newman provenance.  Heritage retained my services to write descriptions of the Newman bust half-dollars.  For this coin I noted the impressive strike, strong luster and original “dusky gray and golden-brown toning.”  Newman stored most of his coins in kraft envelopes.  Some emerged with a patina that was too dark for the taste of many collectors.  This one is a nice exception.  Davignon’s personal notes include, “Nice grey-dirt look, not too dark.”  CAC agreed.  So will you.  This is a special coin from a special collection.   Estimate: $3,500 to $4,000

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