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1886 Half Dollar, Deeply Toned PR66
Only 886 Proofs Struck

1886 50C PR66 PCGS. CAC. As with other dates from the 1880s, the 1886 had a low total production because the various mints were primarily focused on churning out silver dollars under the provisions of the Bland-Allison Act. The 1886 follows that tradition with 5,000 circulation strikes and 886 proofs produced. Deep blue and rose-colored patina covers each side of this example, toning of sufficient depth that it partially subdues the mirrors in the fields. Held under a light, though, the mirrors jump to life. Pinpoint strike definition. Population: 16 in 66, 2 finer (4/13). (NGC ID# 27UM, PCGS# 6447)

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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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