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1898 Barber Half Dollar, MS66
Only One Finer PCGS Coin

1898 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. It would be virtually impossible to locate an example nicer than the present coin. 1898 halves are extremely rare at the MS66 level with just nine specimens graded at NGC and PCGS. There is only one MS67 (6/13), graded by PCGS, which sold by Heritage in January 2009 as part of the Dale Friend Collection. The bright, swirling luster on the obverse is more apparent because of the lighter, pale lilac color over most of that side. The reverse is somewhat more subdued because of the deeper reddish patina that is surrounded by cobalt-blue. Population: 7 in 66, 1 finer (6/13).
From The Owen Collection, Part I.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24M3, PCGS# 6480)

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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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