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Superb Gem 1826 O-120 Bust Half Dollar
Tied for Finest of the Date and Variety

1826 50C MS67 NGC. O-120, Low R.4. Both dies are perfect on this early die state example. This stunning Superb Gem is tied for the finest example of O-120 currently known. At the same time, it is tied for the finest 1826 half dollar of any variety that NGC has certified.
This sensational piece is sharply struck, with intricate design details on both sides. The luster is bold and vivid, with reflective reverse fields. The exquisite surfaces are matched by the beautiful rainbow appearance, with both sides offering central ivory and gold coloration surrounded by peripheral blue, lilac, and iridescent toning. For the date, Census: 5 in 67, 0 finer (4/09).
Ex: Bowers and Merena (8/2003), lot 1486.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24FM, PCGS# 6143)

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Auction Dates
May, 2009
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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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