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Final-Year 1963 Franklin Half
Full Bell Lines Premium Gem

1963 50C MS66 Full Bell Lines PCGS. John R. Sinnock's half dollar design featuring Benjamin Franklin was not "due" for replacement until 1973 according to the 25-year rule, but the shocking assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 saw a swift movement to memorialize him on a coin, leaving Franklin and the Liberty Bell in the cold. This Philadelphia example from 1963 is notable for its Full Bell Lines detail on the reverse. Bright luster is largely silver but has patches of gold and yellow toning on each side, more visibly the obverse. Population: 1 in 66 Full Bell Lines, 0 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24TT, PCGS# 86684)

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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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