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Choice Uncirculated 1837 Reeded Edge Half-Dollar

1837 MS 64 PCGS. This is an important type coin not only because of the scarcity of Reeded Edge halves in general, but it is also a very high grade as well as an originally preserved coin. Well struck throughout, the surfaces exude unusually bright, sparkling mint frost that is most appealing. Peripheral hints of deep gold color are also seen at the obverse and reverse peripheries. Scarce in such lofty condition. Population: 26 in 64, 15 finer (5/97). (NGC ID# 24G4, PCGS# 6176)

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August, 1997
2nd-5th
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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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