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1908-O Barber Half, MS66
Natural Multicolor Toning

1908-O 50C MS66 NGC. Produced in large numbers, the 1908-O Barber half dollar is an available date in lower grades, but the issue is a formidable rarity in Premium Gem condition. Like most New Orleans issues of the era, this coin shows a touch of softness on the central devices. The well-preserved surfaces radiate vibrant mint luster, under attractive shades of natural blue, gray, and golden-brown toning. Census: 9 in 66, 6 finer (9/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24N6, PCGS# 6514)

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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.

This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

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