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Beautifully Toned Gem Proof 1881 Seated Half

1881 50C PR66 NGC. Although 975 proofs were minted, this is a very elusive date in the With Motto Seated Half Dollar series. Variegated, multicolored toning covers deeply reflective mirrors. The centers display some violet-magenta color, while electric-blue iridescence decorates the peripheries. The coin's striking details are uniformly razor-sharp, and not even one contact mark or abrasion mars the splendid surfaces. There are a few wispy die striations on both sides. A beautifully toned, elusive Superb Gem Seated Half Dollar. Census: 23 in 66, 4 finer (11/05). (NGC ID# 27UG, PCGS# 6442)

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January, 2006
3rd-7th Tuesday-Saturday
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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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