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1807 Half Dollar, MS65
Last Year of Draped Bust Design
Tied for Finest Known O-110

1807 50C Draped Bust MS65 NGC. O-110, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Here is a delightful Gem, with the blinding luster of a modern day half dollar and well-detailed design elements. A few clash marks show in the clouds on the reverse. The well-preserved surfaces are brilliant silver at the centers while the peripheries display iridescent shades of lavender, violet, and golden-brown toning. The eye appeal is extraordinary.

The 1807 O-105 and O-110 are the more common of 11 known die pairs of the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle design. Gem examples of the O-105 and O-110 are known. Needless to say, they are rare in such lofty grade. Recent sales of the O-110 variety include the MS65 NGC coin in the Denver ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2006, lot 5228), which realized $40,250. Only 301,076 Draped Bust halves were struck before the Capped Bust design was implemented in 1807. Census for all varieties: 8 in 65, 1 finer (10/13).
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6079)


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Auction Dates
November, 2013
15th-16th Friday-Saturday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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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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