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PCGS 1879 PR 64. Breen-5026, Split Berry Above H. Always a popular date because of the very low mintage of business strikes, proof 1879 halves are more available than business strikes, and therefore, a more reasonably priced alternative for the date collector. The lavender centers of this piece are surrounded by a pronounced ring of blue at the rim, most noticeable on the reverse. Excellent reflectivity in the fields. (NGC ID# 27UE, PCGS# 6440)

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July, 1993
27th Tuesday
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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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