1831 50C MS66 NGC....
This Premium Gem has attractive apricot-copper patination in the centers that transitions to lavender and then to electric-blue at the margins. A well executed strike brings out sharp definition on the design elements that are well centered on the planchet. Strong dentilation is noted on both sides, each of which is devoid of significant marks. Census: 14 in 66, 2 finer (10/07).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FV, PCGS# 6159)
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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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