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CSA Obverse 1861-O Half Dollar
Choice AU, FS-401

1861-O 50C CSA Obverse AU55 PCGS. WB-102, W-11, FS-401. The four known 1861 Confederate half dollars were struck from a Federal obverse die that had a vertical crack from the rim to the bridge of Liberty's nose. The same crack is present here and provides definitive evidence of Confederate manufacture. Randy Wiley's die study of '61-O halves appeared in the 11/2005 Gobrecht Journal. Orange-gold, lilac, and powder-blue toning dominates the lightly abraded and well defined surfaces. Population: 4 in 55, 2 finer (10/12). (Variety PCGS# 39968, Base PCGS# 6303)

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Auction Dates
Nov-Dec, 2012
29th-2nd
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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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