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Historic 1861-O Half Dollar, WB-101
A Subtly Iridescent Gem

1861-O 50C MS65 PCGS. Breen-4904, WB-101. Normal Date, Type Two Reverse. Subtle blue, gray, and golden iridescence covers each side of this Gem New Orleans Seated half. Although some examples show the Confederate obverse with die crack from nose-rim right of star 7, most of the batch, as here, are from the WB-101 die pairings. This piece is boldly struck, with all star centrils present except for those on star 8. Population: 7 in 65, 5 finer (6/10).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24J8, PCGS# 6303)

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July, 2010
8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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