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1898 Barber Half--Improperly Cleaned--NGC. Proof. Although the surfaces reveal some hairlines from a cleaning long ago, the present coin is devoid of visible handling marks. The peripheries are retoned in attractive (if not quite natural) shades of lavender, blue, and green. Only 735 Barber half dollars were coined in proof format in 1898.
From The Boca Collection, Part II.(Registry values: N991)


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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.

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