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Sharply Struck Toned Gem 1843 Seated Half

1843 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. This is a well-struck Gem -- note how sharp all of the peripheral stars are, how finely articulated the eagle's feathers and claws -- of this antebellum issue exceeding 3.8 million coins. The surfaces are essentially pristine, with gold, dove-gray, and cerulean-blue iridescent toning complementing the strong but subtle luster underneath. Some interesting die cracks appear at the lower obverse toward each side of Liberty's rock. Another large, interesting squiggly die crack on the reverse runs from the rim above the first S in STATES, through the bottom of all the letters in STATES OF A. Yet another crack joins an olive leaf tip to the rim. A fine acquisition for the Seated half specialists. Population: 2 in 65, 0 finer (6/11).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24GX, PCGS# 6243)

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Auction Dates
August, 2011
11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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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.

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