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Delectable Toned Gem 1812 Half Dollar

1812 50C MS65 NGC. O-103, R.1. The stars on the left side are sharp, while those on the right are flat. There are two small dots below the I in AMERICA, and one below the U in UNITED. A common variety, but in absolutely delectable condition. Excellent luster radiates from beneath the beautiful patina. Silver-orange in the center obverse melds into jade-green, lemon-yellow, and steel-blue at the rim, while the reverse features deeper hues from the same palette. An exactingly struck piece, with some moderate die clashing noted on the reverse beneath the scroll and a patch of raised die lines beneath the eagle's head, all as made. Extremely appealing!(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FY, PCGS# 6100)

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July, 2006
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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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