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1857-S Seated Half, AU53
WB-3, Blundered Date

1857-S 50C AU53 PCGS. WB-3. Formerly WB-103, this blundered date variety has remnants of a base and serif of a 1 to the left of the date. Four varieties are known for the 1857-S Seated half dollars, each from a distinctive obverse die. This lovely AU specimen has lilac and gold toning over light gray surfaces with sharp details and traces of satin luster. Population: 6 in 53, 8 finer (9/11).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24HU, PCGS# 6292)

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October, 2011
13th-16th Thursday-Sunday
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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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