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1888 Seated Half Dollar, MS66+
Important Circulation Strike Specimen

1888 50C MS66+ PCGS. CAC. The 1888, 1889, and 1890 Seated half dollars each had a circulation strike mintage of 12,000 coins, and PCGS has certified 185, 173, and 140 pieces respectively in all grades. By a slight margin, the 1888 is the most plentiful of those issues in Mint State. However, Premium Gem examples such as this frosty and sharply struck specimen are elusive. This piece has full details and exceptional eye appeal. Population: 29 in 66 (2 in 66+), 5 finer (7/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24L3, PCGS# 6370)

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August, 2013
8th-10th
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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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