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Exemplary 1834 O-102 Half Dollar MS66

1834 50C Large Date, Large Letters MS66 NGC. O-102, R.1. The 3 is recut in the date, and the other digits show lesser amounts of touchup. A stunning Premium Gem of exemplary quality, the present example is exceptionally attractive and well preserved. The silver centers are accented by a glint of copper-gold at the rims, and both sides boast radiant, brilliant luster. The luster is somewhat abetted by die fatigue and erosion, which draws the peripheral stars toward the rims and has effaced much of the original mint frost. Some old clash marks show in the obverse field, but their outlines are largely effaced by subsequent impressions of the die. The piece is well struck, and there are no mentionable abrasions noted.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FY, PCGS# 6164)

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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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