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1864 Seated Half, PR66 Deep Cameo
Fully Struck Throughout

1864 50C PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS. Intense contrast between fields and devices is the calling card of this Premium Gem proof 1864 Seated half, one of a reported 470 pieces struck. The silver-white surfaces are basically untoned save for the merest whisper of gold, but basically the devices present as silver-white while the fields show profound reflectivity and jet-black depth. The eye appeal of this piece is simply immense, despite a few minor field hairlines that appear strictly under a loupe. The strike is full throughout both sides, and a tiny curlicue lintmark appears just under the eagle's chin. Population: 2 in 66 Deep Cameo, 0 finer (4/13). (PCGS# 96418)

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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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