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1865 Seated Half, PR66 Cameo
Dynamic Field-Device Contrast

1865 50C PR66 Cameo PCGS. The circulation-strike 1865 Seated half dollars are scarcer than their mintage of more than a half-million pieces might imply. The proofs were struck to the extent of 500 pieces; one transitional pattern is known (Judd-429, silver) with motto IN GOD WE TRUST on the reverse, the type of 1866. This regular 1865 proof certified Premium Gem Cameo by PCGS shows dynamic contrast between thickly frosted devices and well-mirrored fields. The surfaces are mostly untoned in the centers with a rose accent at the peripheries, a highly appealing example. Population: 6 in 66 Cameo, 1 finer (9/13). (PCGS# 86419)

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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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