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1861 50C MS63 NGC. This is a relatively plentiful date from the beginning of the Civil War (nearly three million pieces minted). The next several years are much more elusive in higher grades. The example we offer here is exquisitely struck, including excellent definition in Liberty's hair. The moderately toned surfaces are visited by mottled russet and sea-green toning in localized areas. A few minute grade-defining marks are noted over each side, the most noticeable one occurring on Liberty's cheek.(#6302) (Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24J7, PCGS# 6302)

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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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