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Lovely PR66 Doubled Die Reverse 1961 Half

1961 50C Doubled Die Reverse PR66 NGC. VP-001, which is NGC-speak for FS-801. The Cherrypickers' Guide states, "this is by far the strongest doubled die in the series." UNITED and E PLURIBUS UNUM exhibit a wide spread, while other reverse legends are unusually thick. Brilliant, flawless, and beautiful. This variety is photographed on page 201 of the 2009 Guide Book. The stopper to a proof set of Franklin halves. Census: 25 in 66, 14 finer (5/08).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 24TZ, Variety PCGS# 6689, Base PCGS# 6690)

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June, 2008
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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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