1839 50C No Drapery MS64+ NGC. CAC. WB-101....
Among the Finest Known of This Rare Design Type
At the near-Gem level, No Drapery halves become major condition rarities; coins that transcend their general unavailability for type purposes and take on the mantle of one of the major condition rarities in the Seated half series. At the MS64 level, only three other pieces have been so graded by NGC (this is the only 64+ coin) and a mere three pieces are finer (10/13). This example displays bright, frosted mint luster that glows beneath the layers of blue-lilac and rose-yellow toning seen over each side. The strike details are strong on the obverse, with just a bit of softness noted on the eagle's left (facing) wing and leg on the reverse.
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24GK, PCGS# 6230)
|Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes.|
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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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