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Lot 3217

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3217
Date 1847
Side reverse
Grade 58
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7747
Denomination $2 1/2
Mint Mark O
Description 1847-O $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. CAC. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. With a mintage of 124,000 coins, the 1847-O is slightly more accessible than the 1846-O and certainly more plentiful than the low-mintage 1845-O. However, near-Mint examples are rare, especially as fine as this piece. Long-held and carefully preserved in the collections of "Colonel" Green and Eric P. Newman, the present coin has evaded dipping or cleaning. The green and red-gold surfaces are obviously original and highly appealing. Although the issue is recognized for its problematic strike, the devices are sharply detailed -- arguably more so than the Winter plate coin from the Pinnacle Collection, which he describes as "very sharp for the date." Abundant luster remains and marks are minimal. Undoubtedly high-end for the assigned technical grade. 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 @ $12.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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