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Seldom Offered MS66 Quality 1888 Seated Liberty Half

1888 50C MS66 PCGS. The Philadelphia Mint delivered only 12,001 business strike Half Dollars in 1888--an odd number, to be sure, but still impressively low. This premium quality Gem is possessed of fulsome mint frost that swirls around smooth, virtually distraction-free surfaces. The strike is a little soft at the upper obverse border, but all other areas are crisply detailed. Splashes of silver-gray and champagne-russet patina are seen here and there, and there is a bold clashmark (as struck) from the reverse die in the obverse field at Liberty's right (facing) forearm. Population: 15 in 66, there are just two finer (10/02). (NGC ID# 24L3, PCGS# 6370)

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January, 2003
8th-11th
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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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