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Pleasing, High Grade 1815 Half Dollar

1815/2 50C AU53 NGC. O-101, R.2. A high grade survivor of this key issue, of which only 47,150 pieces were struck. Only one variety is known from this year; so, in addition to its low mintage there is even more pressure on this date because of the unavailability of other varieties for type purposes. This is a lovely piece that has toned in moderate steel-gray and ice-blue shadings with considerable underlying luster still present. The only surface blemish worthy of mention is a shallow, curved scratch to the left of the eagle's head on the reverse, and its effect is largely subdued by the overlay of toning.
Ex: Frontenac Sale (Bowers and Merena, 11/91), lot 3469.
From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (NGC ID# 24F5, PCGS# 6108)


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August, 2001
6th-11th Monday-Saturday
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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.

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