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Historic PR63 1829 Half Dollar
The Unique O-111a Proof

1829 50C PR63 NGC. CAC. O-111a, Unique as a Proof. While other die pairs are known for the 1829 half dollar as a proof, including the O-107, O-108, and O-112, the O-111a has the unusual distinction of being struck after many, if not all, of the circulation-strike coins produced from its die pair. Both dies show evidence of wear; the obverse stars are drawn toward the rims, while the first and last letters of AMERICA are filled at the top. Nonetheless, this is a no-questions proof with intense, slightly flawed mirrors around softly frosted devices. Color is mostly gold with blushes of rose and elements of blue at the margins.
Ex: The Globus/Shulman Auction (Stack's, 12/1998), lot 1362; 71st Anniversary Sale (Stack's, 10/2006), lot 2755. (NGC ID# 24GB, PCGS# 6208)

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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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