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1908 Barber Half Dollar
Elusive Gem Proof

1908 50C PR65 NGC. From a tiny mintage of 545 pieces, the 1908 proof Barber half dollar is very scarce in Gem condition. The present coin is patinated in iridescent shades of pale green and light pink, with deeply reflective fields underneath the toning. The strike is sharp in most areas, with some characteristic lack of detail at the juncture of the shield and eagle's wing on the reverse. Census: 25 in 65, 42 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24PC, PCGS# 6555)

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April, 2013
24th-28th
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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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