||1859 $2 1/2 New Reverse, Type Two MS62 NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A lustrous, sharply struck example with considerable luster shining through beneath the medium-gold surfaces. Lilac highlights add to the original appeal. A group of shallow abrasions on Liberty's neck and jawline are visible with a glass and define the assigned grade. Otherwise, the brilliant, frosted surfaces and bold motifs are suggestive of a higher Mint State designation. A scarce Philadelphia date in all levels of Uncirculated condition. 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 @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1997.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.