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1815/2 Bust Half, Extremely Fine Details
Lowest Mintage of the Series

1815/2 50C --Improperly Cleaned--NGC. Extremely Fine Details. O-101, R.2. From a low mintage of 47,150 pieces, the 1815/2 Bust half dollar was on the want list of most 19th century numismatists. Only one variety is known for the year and the issue is highly sought after. The underdigit 2 can be detected with light magnification. Moderate, even wear is evident on the surfaces of this attractive specimen and multiple clash marks show on the fields.(Registry values: N1793)

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Auction Dates
December, 2009
3rd-6th Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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