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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The George Byers Collection of U. S. Half Dollars, 1795-1964 United States Half Dollars United States Seated Liberty, With Motto Half Dollars
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1220 1866 Very Choice Brilliant Proof VERY CH BR PF $1,800.00
1866 Very Choice Brilliant Proof, and a colorful borderline Gem. The obverse has a thick arc of teal...
- and a colorful borderline Gem. The obverse has a thick arc of teal spanning the upper third, with pale yellow-rose covering the balance of the obverse, the reverse is similar with green and russet around the rims and fields, offsetting the frosted devices. Hairlines are minimal, and scarcely show under the scrutiny of a strong magnifier and light. A curling lintmark extends from the right wing...  more
1221 1866'S' Motto. WB.104. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated GEM BU $11,000.00
1866'S' Motto. WB.104. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. One of the Finest Known of the date and certainly...
One of the Finest Known of the date and certainly for the variety. The reverse die is slightly doubled on STATES, which defines this variety. A frosty, bright coin that radiates lustre with a bit of gold around the edges and high points, the only sign of age on this 140 year old coin. Both dies show evidence of clashing, a feature commonly seen on this issue. Minor die cracks are found...  more
1222 1866'S' Motto. WB.102. Very Small Mintmark AU $202.00
1866'S' Motto. WB.102. Very Small Mintmark. Detail of About Uncirculated, but cleaned. Still bright...
Detail of About Uncirculated, but cleaned. Still bright with traces of lustre but starting to tone on the reverse with a few splashes of russet. There is a cluster of small nicks on the upper obverse.
1223 1867 Gem Brilliant Proof GEM BR PF $1,400.00
1867 Gem Brilliant Proof. The obverse has a thin ring of blue and gold toning near the extreme edge,...
The obverse has a thin ring of blue and gold toning near the extreme edge, while the centers are bright white. Perfectly matched on the reverse, with perhaps more golden toning over the surfaces. Well frosted on the devices, and the fields are wonderfully clean for an early Proof coin. Rarely are hairlines so faint on these, and finding a Gem can be a challenge for the collector. The Philadelphia...  more
1224 1867'S' WB.101. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $800.00
1867'S' WB.101. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This is the very small mintmark variety, although there...
This is the very small mintmark variety, although there may be something looming in the denticles which appears to be the top part of an '8' and a '6' below those respective figures. Light golden toning over lustre, with a trace of blue near the rims. Excellent surfaces for the grade, with one tiny tick in the field near Liberty's right shoulder, and two small toning spots present on...  more
1225 1868 Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $700.00
1868 Choice Brilliant Proof, with claims to Gem. The color of steel-gray dominates the surfaces, although...
- with claims to Gem. The color of steel-gray dominates the surfaces, although a ring of golden-russet is seen near the edge, especially on the reverse. Moderate hairlines are found in the fields, and these slip in and out of view when turned under a light. Proof mintage for the year slipped to a mere 600 pieces.
1226 1868'S' Gem Brilliant Uncirculated GEM BU $7,000.00
1868'S' Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. This coin is among the Finest Known of the date, with perhaps...
This coin is among the Finest Known of the date, with perhaps three to five others that are its equal. The surfaces are alive with mint lustre and sport the slightest trace of golden haze. Examination with a magnifier fails to find fault, and locating any sign of contact is a challenge. For identification, there is a minute tick on the right wrist of Liberty, and a squiggly lintmark...  more
1227 1868'S' WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $110.00
1868'S' WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated. Faint hairlines are present on the obverse in each field,...
Faint hairlines are present on the obverse in each field, and a few tiny specks are all the only signs of color on this bright white and lustrous coin. An average strike and reasonably appealing.
1228 1869 Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $1,050.00
1869 Choice Brilliant Proof, and approaching Gem. The devices are especially well frosted on Liberty...
- and approaching Gem. The devices are especially well frosted on Liberty and the eagle. Bright silver with a frame of darker russet through the denticles on both sides, and appealing. Minor hairlines limit the grade, a feature nearly always present on these early Proofs. The Philadelphia Mint struck 600 examples in Proof for the year.
1229 1869'S' Gem Brilliant Uncirculated GEM BU $2,750.00
1869'S' Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. A blazing white coin with a trace of gold on the upper obverse,...
A blazing white coin with a trace of gold on the upper obverse, a bit more around the reverse rim. The strike is typically sharp, although there is a hint of weakness on Liberty's head and a few stars, and on the left talons of the eagle. For identification purposes there is a minute tick on Liberty's neck, another in the left obverse midway in the field between the second and third...  more
1230 1869'S' WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $900.00
1869'S' WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated or a bit better. Bright white and lustrous, with a sharp strike...
- or a bit better. Bright white and lustrous, with a sharp strike on the devices. Traces of green and gold are present on the obverse, the reverse with a couple of darker specks. A coin with good eye appeal and surface quality, and within the reach of many collectors.
1231 1869'S' WB.101 CH AU $250.00
1869'S' WB.101. Choice About Uncirculated, just bordering on the cusp of full Mint State. A frosty...
Choice About Uncirculated, just bordering on the cusp of full Mint State. A frosty white coin with a touch of friction on the high points. Clean surfaces with minimal nicks or hairlines from circulation.
1232 1870 WB.102. Repunched '1' AU $300.00
1870 WB.102. Repunched '1'. A strong About Uncirculated or better. Bright and untoned on the obverse,...
A strong About Uncirculated or better. Bright and untoned on the obverse, although a hint of gold is found on the edge, the reverse shows colorful iridescence particularly at the base. Well struck by the dies, with average handling marks for a coin which briefly stayed in circulation.
1233 1870'CC' No Drapery EF $4,250.00
1870'CC' No Drapery. Extremely Fine from a technical standpoint, but the right obverse field has been...
Extremely Fine from a technical standpoint, but the right obverse field has been smoothed to remove some scratches, and the entire coin has been harshly cleaned. The workmanship is not all that bad as such things go, and given the rarity of this issue, the present coin would make a worthy acquisition for an album collector. The surfaces are slightly rough from the past cleaning, possibly...  more
1234 1870'S' WB.101 EF $200.00
1870'S' WB.101. Extremely Fine with respect to wear, but there is evidence of a subtle cleaning beneath...
Extremely Fine with respect to wear, but there is evidence of a subtle cleaning beneath the toning. Now steel-gray and reasonably attractive for the grade. Sharply struck.
1235 1871 Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $1,000.00
1871 Choice Brilliant Proof, with claims to a Gem qualification. Sparkling and snow-white save for...
- with claims to a Gem qualification. Sparkling and snow-white save for a touch of peripheral gold on the obverse and reverse rim. Boldly frosted by the dies, and well preserved. Minor hairlines account for the grade. Proof coinage increased to 960 pieces for the year.
1236 1871'CC' WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $13,000.00
1871'CC' WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated. A magnificent coin and certainly well up in the Condition...
A magnificent coin and certainly well up in the Condition Census for the year, with perhaps half a dozen that survive in some grade of Mint State. The present coin is satiny with enough lustre to please the eye and minimal surface marks. The strike is a hair weak on Liberty's head, but most of the stars show their radial lines. On the reverse the strike is sharp on the eagle's talons...  more
1237 1871'CC' WB.101 EF $1,200.00
1871'CC' WB.101. Extremely Fine or finer, but an edge bump was filed off the reverse. A bright, untoned...
Extremely Fine or finer, but an edge bump was filed off the reverse. A bright, untoned coin which is slightly reflective in the fields. The surfaces were undoubtedly dipped in the distant past and have started to tone back with a hint of pinkish-gold haze. The strike is sharp throughout, and Liberty retains her drapery fold under her arm, as seen on a little over half of those that survive....  more
1238 1871'S' WB.102. Very Small Mintmark. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $500.00
1871'S' WB.102. Very Small Mintmark. Brilliant Uncirculated. A frosty white coin that retains strong...
A frosty white coin that retains strong lustre and clean surfaces. There are some minor handling marks on the surfaces, but the dazzling lustre offsets these. The reverse has a hint of gold starting to form around the legend. An average strike, with softness on Liberty's head and a few stars, and the eagle's thigh lacks the rounded definition sometimes seen on the feathers. Examination...  more
1239 1872 Superb Gem Brilliant Proof SUP GEM BR PF $7,000.00
1872 Superb Gem Brilliant Proof. Deeply toned with dark blue with aqua around the rims, the centers...
Deeply toned with dark blue with aqua around the rims, the centers more russet-gold. Perfectly matched on each side, and rather intense when examined under a light. The strike is typically sharp, and the surfaces are exceptionally clean. Identifiable by a short lintmark hanging off the right side of the 'A' in HALF. Mintage for the year was 950 pieces. NGC PF67.
1240 1872 WB.101. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated GEM BU $5,000.00
1872 WB.101. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated, and an absolute beauty! The fields are wonderfully smooth...
- and an absolute beauty! The fields are wonderfully smooth and appealing, and the strike is bold throughout. A sparkling white coin that has a russet-gold frame around the rim. For sheer quality, the present coin would be hard to best. While certainly not a rare date, and perhaps not even one of the technically finest known, this coin is more than presentable, and any collector will long...  more
1241 1872'CC' WB.101 CH AU $2,800.00
1872'CC' WB.101. Choice About Uncirculated, virtually Mint State. Light silver-gray with a touch of...
Choice About Uncirculated, virtually Mint State. Light silver-gray with a touch of peripheral gold and blue on the obverse. A solid strike for this issue, with bold stars on the obverse and the reverse fully impressed by the dies. There are some hairlines in the fields from handling, which stand out on the reflective fields. The obverse is a very early die state with a strong foot and...  more
1242 1872'CC' WB.101 EF $500.00
1872'CC' WB.101. Extremely Fine. Signs of a mild cleaning long ago, generally light silver-gray on...
Extremely Fine. Signs of a mild cleaning long ago, generally light silver-gray on the obverse, the reverse with darker peripheral gold. Lustre survives in the fields. Minor die cracks through the reverse legends, and an attractive example of this issue. Well struck as usual for the date. Always in demand by date collectors, and locating an attractive coin such as this is always a challenge...  more
1243 1872'S' WB.101. Small Wide Mintmark. Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated SUP GEM BU $13,000.00
1872'S' WB.101. Small Wide Mintmark. Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. An extraordinary coin which...
An extraordinary coin which is certainly one of the very finest Seated Half Dollars of any date in existence. The surfaces are resplendent in nature, with scarcely any signs of contact or handling; the overall surface quality of this coin is unparalled for an 1872'S'. Cartwheel lustre radiates from the fields, despite a thin layer of gold and russet toning. Fully struck on Liberty and...  more
1244 1872'S' WB.102. Medium-Small Mintmark. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated or finer GEM BU $12,000.00
1872'S' WB.102. Medium-Small Mintmark. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated or finer. A delightful and extraordinary...
A delightful and extraordinary ''match'' to the prior coin in terms of quality, but this one was struck with a different reverse die with a larger mintmark placed lower and between the 'F D' of HALF DOL. Both the obverse and reverse show abundant lustre and are perfectly matched with tawny gold to gray toning. The surfaces are splendid indeed, and a strong magnifier can scarcely detect...  more
1245 1872'S' WB.102. Medium-Small Mintmark. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $1,800.00
1872'S' WB.102. Medium-Small Mintmark. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A generally bright and lustrous...
A generally bright and lustrous coin which has light gold peripheral toning. The reverse has minor evidence of the planchet rolling process, as often seen during this period. Fully struck and well preserved, although examination will find a few faint hairlines.
1246 1873 No Arrows. Closed 3. WB.102. Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $1,300.00
1873 No Arrows. Closed 3. WB.102. Choice Brilliant Proof. Boldly frosted on the devices and this one...
Boldly frosted on the devices and this one may qualify as a Cameo with such strong contrast. Sparkling and bright with a touch of gold starting to form near the edges. Minor hairlines are the only complaint, the surfaces are otherwise virtually as struck. One of a mere 600 coined in Proof.
1247 1873'CC' No Arrows. WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $6,250.00
1873'CC' No Arrows. WB.101. Brilliant Uncirculated, with claims to Choice. The obverse and reverse...
- with claims to Choice. The obverse and reverse are bathed in delicate golden lustre which remains undisturbed and undiminished by the usual hairlines. There are minute rim ticks on the obverse adjacent to the last two stars, matching on the reverse above 'ED' of UNITED where a similar disturbance is found. The strike is reasonably sharp on the obverse stars, Liberty's head and gown....  more
1248 1873'CC' No Arrows. WB.101. Small Mintmark CH AU $5,000.00
1873'CC' No Arrows. WB.101. Small Mintmark. A strong, solid and Choice About Uncirculated. Struck...
A strong, solid and Choice About Uncirculated. Struck from the same die pair as the previous example, but this one is from an earlier die state with a hint of cracks on the reverse. Attractive and toned on the obverse with medium greenish-gold and hints of russet and dark red intermixed, and attractive. On the reverse the toning is vibrant, with splashes of bright sunset hues speckled...  more
1249 1873 Arrows. Open 3. Large Arrows. WB.Unlisted. Errant 3 in Denticles VERY CH BR PF $1,500.00
1873 Arrows. Open 3. Large Arrows. WB.Unlisted. Errant 3 in Denticles.  Very Choice Brilliant Proof,...
Very Choice Brilliant Proof, and bordering on a Gem grade. One of 550 Proofs struck that have the With Arrows variant, likely all from this obverse die although this is not known. Examination will find a trace of an errant '3' in the denticles directly below the shaft of the right arrow. The fields are slightly hazy, and the coin remains generally bright silver with a hint of gold....  more
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