At the conclusion of bidding at Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers’ Pre-Long Beach Auction on June 2, a PCGS graded MS-64 half disme, which was estimated to sell $350,000 sold for $370,000.
Only 1,500 of these coins were struck and it is estimated that less than 200 examples survived. PCGS reports seeing a total of 91, with just 13 in MS-64 or better condition, while NGC reports seeing a total of 42 examples, with 8 in MS-64 or higher grade.
This example was nicely toned with reflective surfaces. It displays a sharp strike with decent centering.