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Attractively Toned 1879 PR66 Half Dollar

1879 50C PR66 NGC. Type One Reverse. Scarce as a proof from the split berry reverse hub. This is an amazing coin that has lovely surfaces overall. The fields are deeply mirrored and each side is covered with teal-colored toning. Rose colored accents are seen vaguely around the margin on the obverse, and this same color is prominently centered on the reverse. In 1879 only 7,000 halves were struck of both business strikes and proofs combined. Census: 16 in 66, 13 finer (11/07). (NGC ID# 27UE, PCGS# 6440)

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January, 2008
9th-12th
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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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