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1876 MS 65 NGC. A sharply struck example that is perhaps only noticeably short of full on the eagle's talons. Both sides are satiny under a silver-gray base, with overlays of antique-gold and steel-blue toning that are deepest on the obverse. What appears to be a large carbon spot is adjacent to Liberty's toe at the border. Few pieces remain in this lofty condition even though the mintage well exceeded 8 million pieces. Population: 9 in 65, 1 finer (1/99). (NGC ID# 24KG, PCGS# 6352)

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June, 1999
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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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