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Famous 1815/2 Half Dollar, O-101, MS62
Sole Die Pair for the Date

1815/2 50C MS62 NGC. O-101, R.2. Though clashed through the denomination, this unworn example of the famous one-die-pair-only date does not have the elevating die crack that distinguishes the O-101a state. Long one of the most prized Guide Book varieties among Capped Bust half dollars, the 1815/2 overdate (which represents all 1815-dated halves) enjoys rarity in Mint State that transcends even its popular acclaim. Remarkably well-defined on the central devices, if soft on the stars, this luminous piece has great appeal thanks to gold, violet, and blue peripheral overtones enhancing medium-gray surfaces. Census: 7 in 62, 3 finer (4/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24F5, PCGS# 6108)

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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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