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1856 50C AU58 NGC. Spiked 1. WB-103. This interesting variety shows a noticeable tine off the upper-right side of the 1 in the date -- a result of a slip of an engraver's tool during die preparation. In the upper reaches of AU and especially mint condition, it is quite scarce. The coin's underlying brightness shines through the considerable blue-gray, rose, and yellow patina seen over each side. Well, but not quite completely struck.
Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N491) (NGC ID# 24HN, PCGS# 6287)

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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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