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1861 50C Scott Rest

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Type Coin
Title 1861 50C Scott Rest
Date 1861
Grade MS62
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 340403
Denomination 50C

1861 50C Scott Token MS62 NGC. J.W. Scott managed to coax another 500 pieces from the disintegrating Confederate die to strike 500 white metal tokens. Issued in store card format, the pieces were prooflike, and today some are actually designated as proofs. Over the years, varying degrees of oxidation and encrustation have affected many of the tokens. This example retains most of its silver-like reflective fields. Golden-gray toning attends some of the raised elements. Surprisingly, it was the reverse die (the store card-style side) that cracked at the lower legend, while the Confederate die held together. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15123, realized $4320. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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