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1885 Half Dollar, Richly Toned PR66
Remarkably Low Total Mintage

1885 50C PR66 NGC. CAC. Struck near the nadir of total mintages for Seated coinage in the 1880s, only 930 proofs were produced plus an additional 5,200 strikes for circulation. The deep mirrored fields on this example are partially subdued by the medium intensity golden-rose and blue toning on each side. The strike is full throughout, and there is a small planchet flake that resembles a dot of color just above the eagle's head. Census: 19 in 66, 7 finer (4/13). (NGC ID# 27UL, PCGS# 6446)

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June, 2013
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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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