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1802 Draped Bust Half Dollar, O-101, AU55
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1802 50C AU55 PCGS. O-101, R.3. The 1802 Draped Bust half dollar claims a small mintage of 29,890 pieces, with a single die variety known for the date. The reverse die was previously used to strike the O-102 variety in 1801. The issue is scarce in lower circulated grades, and high-grade specimens are quite rare.

This attractive Choice AU specimen possesses sharply impressed design elements that show just a trace of wear on the high points. The lightly abraded surfaces retain much original mint luster, under shades of lavender, gray, and champagne-gold toning. Eye appeal is outstanding. Population: 1 in 55, 9 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24EE, PCGS# 6065)

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Auction Dates
April, 2013
24th-28th
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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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