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Near-Gem 1859-S Half Dollar
Superior Eye Appeal

1859-S 50C MS64 PCGS. Large S. Faint olive-gray patina graces this lustrous and well struck Choice No Motto half. Intricately struck and splendidly smooth with excellent eye appeal. There were few if any West Coast collectors in 1859, but the mintage was sufficient that a modest number of pieces survived by chance in Mint State. Population: 11 in 64, 3 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24J2, PCGS# 6298)

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April, 2013
24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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