1794 50C Fine 12 NGC. O-108, R.7....
Less Than 10 Known
Obverse Beistle Plate Coin
Although it shows considerable wear, this is a sweet coin with exceptional surfaces featuring a tan and light to medium gray patina with subtle iridescence. Delicate bluish-gray toning appears on the reverse. Only eight or nine examples of the O-108 are known to survive. The Newman specimen appears to be the third finest known.
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $125.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N2998) (PCGS# 6051)
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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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