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Rarity-6 O-104a 1817 Half Dollar

1817 50C Genuine PCGS. O-104a, R.6. Ex: Witham. The PCGS number ending in .91 suggests Questionable Color as the reason, or perhaps one of the reasons, that PCGS deemed this coin not gradable. In our opinion, this coin has the details of an AU specimen that has been cleaned. A partly lustrous example of this very rare Overton marriage, which is identified by its prominent arc-shaped obverse die cracks. The centers display rich orange-gold, while the margins exhibit glimpses of lavender. Mostly free from abrasions, although a few faint marks are clustered on the reverse field near the beak. The strike is crisp except for the right (facing) wing and the opposite neck curls.
From The Witham Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars.

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August, 2010
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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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