1850-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. WB-Unlisted. MS-65 (NGC).


1853-o自由座洋半美元 PCGS VF 35


1879 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof-67 Cameo (NGC).

1879 Li

1888 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. WB-101. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC.

1888 Li

1890 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof-66+ (PCGS). CAC--Gold Label.

1890 Li

1895-O Barber Half Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS). Secure Holder.


1895-S Barber Half Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS).


1919-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-63 (PCGS). CAC.


1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-64 (PCGS). CAC.


1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-63 (PCGS).


1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-63 (NGC). CAC.


1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar. AU-53 (PCGS).


1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-68 (NGC).

1944 Wa

1950 Franklin Half Dollar. Proof-68 (NGC).

1950 Fr

1953-S Franklin Half Dollar. MS-65 FBL (PCGS).


1828 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-104. Rarity-3. Curl Base, No Knob 2. MS-64+ (PCGS). CAC.

1828 Ca

1819 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-108. Rarity-3. MS-65 (NGC).

1819 Ca

1817 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-106. Rarity-2. MS-66 (PCGS).

1817 Ca

1815/2 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. Rarity-2. AU-55 (PCGS).


1810 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-102a. Rarity-2. MS-64 (PCGS).

1810 Ca

1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-125, T-14. Rarity-5. Pointed 6, Stem Through Claw. AU-58 (PCGS).

1806 Dr

1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-120, T-28. Rarity-3. Pointed 6, Stem Through Claw. MS-64 (PCGS).

1806 Dr

1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Small Eagle. O-101, T-1. Rarity-4+. Net AG-3 (ANACS). Good Details--Sc

1797 Dr

1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Small Eagle. O-101a, T-1. Rarity-4+. Good-4 (PCGS).

1797 Dr

1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-117a, T-3. Rarity-4. Two Leaves. EF-40 (PCGS).

1795 Fl

1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-105a, T-25. Rarity-4. Two Leaves. MS-62 (NGC).

1795 Fl

1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-62 FH (NGC).


1926-D Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-64 FH (PCGS). CAC.


1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter. FS-101. MS-62 FH (NGC).


1916 Standing Liberty Quarter. AU-58 (PCGS).

1916 St


Lot:2097  1837 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Reeded Edge. 50 CENTS. GR-4. Rarity-3. MS-66 (PCGS).


拍品分类 外国钱币 品相
拍品估价 USD 25000 成交价 USD 30550
拍卖专场 SBP2017年8月ANA-白金之夜 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2017-08-04 08:30:00 结标日期 2017-08-04 11:30:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1837 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Reeded Edge. 50 CENTS. GR-4. Rarity-3. MS-66 (PCGS).Superb deep gray obverse toning features rich olive and subtle golden-amber highlights, the latter of which become brighter at the peripheries. The reverse is lighter, with pleasing gold color and glimpses of bright blue near the periphery. With its attractive color, thorough luster, and fine surface frost, this piece offers excellent aesthetic appeal. An old dig close to Libertys hair, parallel to star 11, is the only significant abrasion, mentioned here as an identifying feature. The strike is sound, very bold at centers while yielding a bit on some peripheral elements, including star 7, the arrowheads, and the tops of the letters in CENTS. The quality of this piece, with its color, surfaces, strike, and technical preservation, is as nice as could be hoped for at this grade level.Both sides show a fascinating array of die cracks. The obverse die is cracked in a broad arc from star 10, across RT of LIBERTY, over Libertys cheek and chin to the bust truncation. Another crack meets it there, extending from the rim beyond the tip of the bust, across the drapery, and along the base of the portrait punch. The reverse is cracked from the rim above the letters TE in STATES, through ES OF AM and down to the wing below the letter E in AMERICA. Another fine crack connects the tops of the letters ST in STATES. Traces of a die clash, clearly somewhat repaired and now quite subtle, are seen on a diagonal from the digit 0 in the denomination to the arrow feathers and in a few lumps beneath the wingpit at left. Light traces of impressions of the shield pales from the reverse are seen under Libertys ear on the obverse.This coin, and other high grade 1837 halves, may owe their extraordinary preservation to the Panic of 1837, which settled over the United States after New York City banks suspended specie payments on May 10, 1837. Bank customers could no longer exchange paper at par for specie, leaving paper money and copper coinage to carry the work of day-to-day business in most areas of the country. Millions of half dollars, along with Spanish colonial 8 reales and smaller subsidiary denominations, sat in bank vaults, despite the 1837 establishment of a bullion fund by Act of Congress that allowed the U.S. Mint to produce silver coins without waiting for deposits of bullion. By the time the panic subsided, thus allowing silver coins to reenter circulation, few Gems were left among the bank stockpiles. Today, 93% of Mint State 1837 halves certified by PCGS grade MS-64 or lower.This stellar Gem ranks among the finest 1837 half dollars known. Dick Graham (<em>A Registry of Die Varieties of Reeded Edge Half Dollars: 1836-1839</em>, 2012) lists 25 different varieties of 1837 halves and rates this die marriage as Rarity-3, noting that it is "overall not a terribly scarce variety" but pointing out that "it becomes so in grades above XF." The obverse die saw its third use in this combination; it would be placed into service one additional time in the GR-5 variety. This example is the plate coin in the Graham book and tops his Condition Census of 66-65-61-50-45-45-40.Ex Heritages Los Angeles, CA Auction, July 2009, lot 1118; our (Bowers and Merenas) Baltimore Auction of November 2009, lot 917; Larry Hanks, by sale, March 2010; D. Brent Pogue; our (jointly with Sothebys) sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part IV, May 2016, lot 4003. Pogue Collection lot tag included.