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Possible Proof 1839 With Drapery Half Dollar

1839 Drapery MS 62 NGC. Possible Proof. While proofs are unknown of this issue, this piece comes temptingly close. The fields are well mirrored on each side, and the striking details are sharply defined in the centers but there is some peripheral weakness noted on the obverse stars. Moderately abraded, the surfaces show a variegated russet and sea-green toning over each side. An interesting coin for the advanced collector. (NGC ID# 24GL, PCGS# 6232)

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January, 1996
6th-9th
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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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