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1856 Half Dollar, PR63
About 20 Proofs Survive

1856 50C PR63 PCGS. CAC. An estimated 25 to 35 proof Seated Liberty half dollars were minted in 1856. Needless to say, survivors are rare today, with perhaps 20 proofs known in all grades. The present coin exhibits reflective surfaces, with sharply impressed devices, and light hints of green and ice-blue toning. Population: 6 in 63, 5 finer (3/13). (NGC ID# 27TF, PCGS# 6410)

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Auction Dates
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.

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