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Lustrous Gem 1828 O-119 Small Letters Half Dollar

1828 50C Square Base 2, Small 8, Small Letters MS65 NGC. O-119, R.3. This is the only die variety of 1828 half dollars with small letters on the reverse, a Guide Book variety of distinction. This wonderful Gem is fully lustrous with satiny surfaces beneath delicate gold and heather toning. Both sides are fully detailed. The present opportunity is extremely important as there have not been any Gem quality examples of this variety offered at auction for several years. In fact, this piece may be the finest known example of the die variety.
From The Rocky Top Collection of Bust Half Dollars. (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6152)

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February, 2007
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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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