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Gem Proof 1884 Half Dollar
Rare Cameo Example

1884 50C PR65 Cameo NGC. CAC. Proof 1884 half dollars are readily available through near-Gem, and even finer-grade coins can be located with patience. Cameos are another story. They are particularly difficult in Gem and above. Light golden-tan and lavender patina gravitates to the margins of this Gem Cameo and a full strike is seen over the design elements. Nicely preserved. Census: 6 in 65 Cameo, 9 finer (10/11). (NGC ID# 27UK, PCGS# 86445)

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November, 2011
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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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