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Exceptional 1795 O-131 Half, AU58

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU58 NGC. O-131, R.4. The O-131 is a very scarce and valuable early half dollar variety, especially in high grades. The finest known is MS63 (the James Stack specimen), followed by two other Mint State coins, three AU58s, and four AU55s that have been sold in the past 10 years. This exceptional piece has deep gray patina over each side, with occasional patches of darker color around the peripheries. There are no marks that would be useful to trace the pedigree of this coin; only the configuration of the toning would make that possible.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

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May, 2009
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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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