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Choice Proof 1860 Seated Half

1860 50C PR64 NGC. Dappled golden-brown, apple-green, and gunmetal-gray toning embraces this precisely struck near-Gem. A slender flan streak above the F in HALF is of mint origin. Significantly scarcer than suggested by its mintage of 1,000 pieces, since unsold sets were melted by the Mint. Breen (1988) estimates a net proof mintage of 525 pieces. (NGC ID# 27TK, PCGS# 6414)

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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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