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1828 Curl Base 2, Knob O-107, AU50 NGC

1828 50C Curl Base 2, Knob AU50 NGC. O-107, R.2. This variety and the rarer O-106 share similar obverses, but with crucial differences: each has the curl base 2 with knob top, but this coin has star 13 extremely close to the hair curl, the serif of 1 is only a quarter-millimeter from the drapery, and a die line pierces the headband beneath I of LIBERTY. The present example has dark gray surfaces that are boldly struck from dies that are only lightly eroded. The star centrils are full on the right (facing) side but flat on the left side. Perusal with a loupe shows only light wear with bold details, even on the eagle and E PLURIBUS UNUM that are normally weak. Envelope Included. (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6149)

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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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