1807 50C Draped Bust MS 66
|Type:||Type 2, Large Eagle|
|Category:||Draped Bust Half Dollar (1796-1807)|
Spectacular Gem and finest known!The first type of U.S. silver half dollar was the1794-1795 Flowing Hair type. The next types: the “Draped Bust" (of Ms. Liberty) with a “small” eagle reverse 1796-1797, and a” large” eagle reverse 1801-1807. Both types are rare in all grades and very rare in Choice and Gem condition. This specimen is a magnificent Gem. After 37 years, this is the only specimen graded MS66 by PCGS, and none have ever been graded higher. The surfaces are clean and mark-free. The strike is amazing with all details 100% full. These early coins were made on a hand-powered press so near perfect specimens are definitely the exception. This specimen is also perfectly centered, which is really unusual. The luster is totally original under beautiful sea-green rainbow toning. An absolutely stunning Gem and the best we have ever seen! Pedigree is from the collection of Baltimore railroad baron John Work Garrett, then to the fabulous Pogue family collection. Garrett had one of the best U.S. coin collections of all time (circa 1890-1910), and the Pogue family had the finest collection of early (1792-1840) Federal coins ever assembled.