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1878-CC Half Dollar, AU50 Details
Elusive in All Grades, WB-101

1878-CC 50C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. WB-101, Die Pair 1. The slightest hint of mint luster remains at the margins of this lightly cleaned, well-detailed Seated half. Expected hairlines from the cleaning are visible, but very few abrasions are otherwise present on the pearl-gray surfaces. A short grease mark is seen adjacent to the eagle's right (facing) wing. Rare in any grade, only 62,000 pieces of the 1878-CC half were minted, and any example is a low-population prize for collectors.
From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KP, PCGS# 6359)

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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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