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Rare AU 1842-O Small Date, Small Letters Half

1842-O 50C Small Date, Small Letters AU50 NGC. WB-101. This reverse style has been identified on all 1839 Seated Liberty, 1840 (P), 1840-O, 1841, and 1841-O Half Dollars, as well as on a portion of the 1842-O mintage. Most survivors are well circulated, placing this AU50 at or very near a Condition Census rating. The slate-gray surfaces display generous amount of underlying luster. Ancient marks are present near the raised arm and to the left of the beak, but these are scarcely visible due to the coin's originality.
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2003).
From The Sundance Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24GV, PCGS# 6238)

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Auction Dates
September, 2008
17th-21st
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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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