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Probable Finest Known O-109 1828 Bust Half, An Incredible MS66 Example

1828 50C Square 2, Large 8 MS66 PCGS. O-109, R.3. This is the first O-109 we have offered in quite some time. While it shares a common obverse with O-108, the reverse is distinctly different by the I-T alignment, on this variety the I in PLURIBUS is centered under the second T in STATES. This piece may well be the finest example known of the variety, with the Condition Census listed in Overton as (65, 63, 63, 63, 63). Sharply struck throughout, the surfaces are lustrous and each side is covered with beautiful dabs of iridescent jade-green, rose, golden, and lilac toning. An exceptional Bust Half, regardless of the date or variety--this is just an outstanding and completely original coin that will undoubtedly be purchased by a collector who truly appreciates all its attributes. (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6150)

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May, 2003
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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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