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Key 1842-O Reverse of 1839 Half VF30

1842-O 50C Small Date, Small Letters VF30 PCGS. The 1842-O Reverse of 1839 half dollar is a significant rarity in all grades that appears to have been either extensively melted or possibly some of the 203,000 pieces designated as this variety were actually struck in the more available 1842-O Medium Date, Large Letters format. The 1842-O Small Date bears the Small Letters reverse of the original Seated Liberty motif used between 1839 and 1841. The example offered here displays rich golden-gray color with traces of underlying luster. Normal striking deficiency is noted on the lower portion of the eagle. Population: 7 in 30, 20 finer (3/06).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24GV, PCGS# 6238)

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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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