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Ice-White 1898 Half Dollar
PR67 Cameo

1898 50C PR67 Cameo NGC. A brilliant representative with illimitable depth of reflectivity in the fields. The heavily frosted features conjure impressive contrast with the remainder of the coin. The strike is sharp, even on the forehead curls and the right shield corner. At 735 pieces, it is surprising that the mintage of the proof 1898 half dollar is lower than, for example, the proof 1859 half, struck two generations earlier. Census: 16 in 67 Cameo, 7 finer as Cameo (3/11).
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 5984, which realized $6,900.
From The Slotkin Family Trust Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24P2, PCGS# 86545)

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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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