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1802 Draped Bust Half Dollar, VF30
O-101, Only Known Variety

1802 50C VF30 NGC. O-101, R.3. A relatively small mintage of 29,890 Draped Bust half dollars was struck in 1802, with a single variety known for the date. Examples in VF30 condition are quite scarce on today's market. The present coin is lightly worn, displaying much original detail on the design elements. Only minor abrasions show on the light silver-gray surfaces, with no traces of adjustment marks. Census: 27 in 30, 39 finer (9/10).
From The Diotte Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24EE, PCGS# 6065)


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October, 2010
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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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