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1877 Half Dollar, PR64+ Cameo
High-End, Sharply Contrasted Example

1877 50C PR64+ Cameo PCGS. Type Two Reverse, with the closed bud next to the lowest olive leaf. While there was a generous number of strikes for circulation (8.3 million), a mere 510 proofs were produced of the 1877 half. This piece is not quite brilliant, but very nearly so with just the faintest traces of pale golden color on each side. The devices are noticeably contrasted against the depth of mirrored reflectivity in the fields. Exceptional quality for the grade. Population: 2 in PR64+ Cameo, only one finer, a PR66 Cameo (10/10). (NGC ID# 27UC, PCGS# 86438)

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December, 2010
2nd-5th
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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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