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Choice VF 1795 A Over E Half Dollar, O-113a

1795 50C A over E in STATES, 2 Leaves VF35 NGC. Ex: Jules Reiver Collection. O-113a, R.4. The blundered reverse die, with the A in STATES cut over an E, is unique among the reverse dies of 1795 half dollars. It is equally as desirable as the similar E over A variety of 1814 half dollars, and the S over D in STATES variety of 1795 half eagles. The obverse die is also quickly attributed by Overton's "rough broken patch" between the 5 in the date and the final star. This later die state shows a faint die crack connecting the tops of LIBERTY and a series of shallow die defects from stars 12 to 15. The light cream-gray surfaces have surprisingly few marks, although the reverse field exhibits trivial verdigris.
Ex: Jules Reiver Collection (Heritage, 1/06), lot 22494.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

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January, 2008
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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.

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