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1809 50C XXX Edge XF45 NGC. O-110, R.4. The combination of a scarce variety and an unusual edge type equals a coin of exceptional desirability. These pieces are routinely called "experimental edges" although Edgar Souders agrees with those who feel that these markings may have been an attempt to repair the edge dies. In Bust Half Fever, he wrote: "the edges are interesting and there is not an over-abundance of 1809 CBH's surviving that exhibit these characteristics." Of course, CBH is an abbreviation for Capped Bust Halves. This is an attractive medium gray example with lighter gray color on the devices and subtle champagne toning at the borders.
From The Westmoreland, Virginia Collection, Part Two.(Registry values: N491) (NGC ID# 24ES, PCGS# 6093)

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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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