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Frosty Gem 1869 Half Dollar

1869 50C PR65 PCGS. The obverse is double struck, most noticeably on the date, the profile, and the pole. Apparently, the hammer (obverse) die was loose, and rotated a degree or two counterclockwise between blows. Well struck and beautiful despite a tiny spot beneath the cap and a faint fingerprint fragment near the left scroll end. The seated Liberty is deeply frosted, although gray toning on HALF DOL denies a Cameo designation. Population: 14 in 65, 4 finer (2/07). (NGC ID# 27U4, PCGS# 6427)

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March, 2007
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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.

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