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Appealing 1891 Half Dollar, PR65

1891 50C PR65 NGC. 1891 marked the last year of Seated Liberty half dollar coinage. Proofs were struck to the tune of 600 pieces, a fair number of which have survived to the present day. This Gem proof is sharply struck and untoned. Its minimally marked surfaces display a degree of field-motif variance. Nice overall appeal. Census: 26 in 65, 25 finer (10/09). (NGC ID# 27UT, PCGS# 6452)

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December, 2009
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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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