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1794 Half Dollar, O-101a, VG Details
First Year of Denomination

1794 50C -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. VG. O-101a, R.4. Mostly pearl-white though protected areas are charcoal-gray. Moderately clouded by cleaning but devoid of consequential abrasions. The stars are clear, and all legends are bold except for the date, which is faint but fully readable. The initial Flowing Hair type was coined for only two years, and the 1794 is much rarer than its 1795 successor.(Registry values: N2998) (PCGS# 6051)

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July, 2013
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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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