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1801 50C VF35 NGC. O-102, R.4. The more plentiful O-101 variety is immediately recognized by a small die chip joined to the border just left of the eagle's tail. The scarcer O-102 variety is recognized by the absence of this same die chip. The presence or absence of this single feature makes attribution a simple task. Given the scarcity of O-102, we recommend that all 1801 half dollars be examined, it only takes a second. This is a lovely example with deep lilac-gray color and greenish-steel toning along the borders. The surfaces are quite choice for the grade, and this example is among the better quality examples known.
Ex: Bowers and Merena (8/02), lot 285.
From The Richard J. Chouinard Collection of United States Coins, Part One.(#6064) (Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

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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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