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1917-D Reverse Mintmark Half, MS65
Elusive in This Grade

1917-D 50C Reverse MS65 NGC. Fewer examples of the 1917-D Reverse Mintmark half dollar seem to have been put back compared to its Obverse Mintmark counterpart; the novelty of the new design had likely worn off before the Reverse Mintmark coins appeared. The 1917-D Reverse issue is elusive in Mint State and quite rare in Gem condition. Soft, satiny luster abounds on each side of this eye-appealing Gem, showing lighter centers surrounded by glints of pinkish-gold and deeper charcoal-brown rim accents. The strike is bold overall, including on Liberty's head and branch hand, along with the eagle feathers on the reverse. Census: 24 in 65 (1 in 65+), 4 finer (4/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24PS, PCGS# 6571)

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June, 2013
5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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