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Premium Gem Proof 1860 Half Dollar
Incredible Toning and Eye Appeal

1860 50C PR66 PCGS. According to mint records, a fairly generous proof mintage of 1,000 proof Seated Liberty half dollars was achieved in 1860, but Walter Breen believes only about 525 specimens were actually sold, with the rest melted after the close of the year. Examples in Premium Gem condition are very rare today, and the issue is almost impossible to locate in higher grades.
The present coin is a spectacular Premium Gem with sharply detailed devices and impeccably preserved surfaces. The centers of this coin are patinated in delightful shades of amber-gold, encircled by a ring of cerulean-blue at the peripheries. Visual appeal is tremendous. Population: 6 in 66, 0 finer (6/11).
From The Daryl J. Haynor Collection. (NGC ID# 27TK, PCGS# 6414)

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August, 2011
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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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