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1868 Seated Half Dollar, PR66
Finest Certified at PCGS by Two Points

1868 50C PR66 PCGS. This With Motto proof half dollar comes from a mintage of 600 pieces. PCGS and NGC have certified close to 300 examples, and the Premium Gem offered in this lot is the finest seen by PCGS; while a solitary coin has been graded higher by NGC (6/11). Smoky orange-gray patination is laced with wisps of blue, and both sides are impeccably preserved. A powerful strike brings out excellent detail on the design features. Housed in a green-label holder. (NGC ID# 27U3, PCGS# 6426)

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Auction Dates
August, 2011
11th-14th
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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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