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Seldom-Seen 1870-CC Half Dollar
Lightly Abraded and Well-Struck XF40

1870-CC 50C XF40 PCGS. Contrary to many examples, the present XF40 1870-CC Seated half is well-struck for both the issue and the grade, showing only even high-point wear. The surfaces are remarkably clean for this first-year Carson City Mint issue, despite the presence of few light ticks in the right obverse field. The deep gray patina covering each side darkens a bit around the obverse peripheries. Wiley-Bugert call the 1870-CC "extremely scarce overall" and "rare in XF and above," an assessment that series fans would certainly agree with. Population: 9 in 40, 18 finer (9/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24K2, PCGS# 6328)

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October, 2012
18th-21st
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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.

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