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PR69 Ultra Cameo 1960 Half Dollar
Near-Perfect Specimen in All Ways

1960 50C PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC. As NGC has graded no perfect (PR70) specimens of this later proof Franklin half dollar issue, the two examples graded PR69 Ultra Cameo are tied at the top of the Census Report (6/12). This magnificently contrasted piece is essentially black-and-white with only a few minuscule areas of milky toning. Glassy fields are properly reflective, while the portrait and bell offer uncharacteristically bold frost for the time. As expected of the grade, a loupe is required to spot the nigh-invisible flaws that prevented a perfect designation for this gorgeous piece.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24TY, PCGS# 96701)

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August, 2012
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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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