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High-Contrast 1860 Half, PR66 Cameo

1860 50C PR66 Cameo NGC. Just over 10% of the proof 1860 half dollars certified by NGC have been awarded a Cameo designation. They number only a dozen total, and this Premium Gem specimen ranks in the upper half of the group. Both sides offer appreciable gray-on-gray contrast, with the fields gleaming and pearlescent and the devices sharply struck and silver-frosted. Subtle toning accents the contrast, with faint lavender-to-blue border toning enhancing the obverse and an arc of golden-tan gracing the denomination area on the reverse. Census: 2 in 66 Cameo, 4 finer (5/11). (PCGS# 86414)

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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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