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Scarce Gem 1866-S With Motto Seated Half Dollar

1866-S 50C Motto MS65 NGC. Dies for the half dollar with the new motto did not reach the San Francisco Mint until May of 1866. There was, however, still enough time remaining in the year to produce 994,000 coins. Curiously, given that the mintage was so high, there are very few Mint State pieces known today. Apparently most went into circulation and stayed there. This essentially brilliant piece is one of only seven Gems certified by NGC, with one finer (7/06). Well struck, the surfaces are clean and problem-free with die clashing seen in the obverse fields. A bright and beautiful coin.(Registry values: N4719) (PCGS# 6320)

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August, 2006
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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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