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    1819 O-112 Half Dollar, MS65
    Tied for Finest of the Variety

    1819 50C O-112, R.3, MS65 PCGS. CAC. A Mint-made die line connects the tops of the TE in STATES, a unique pick-up point for the conditionally rare Overton-112. The numerals in the date are more widely spaced than many 1819 varieties. Dappled apple-green and chestnut-gold shades overlie lustrous pearl-gray surfaces. The strike is bold, and marks are confined to a few exceedingly minor grazes in the left obverse field. The natural eye appeal is terrific.

    Stephen Herrman's Spring 2017 roster reports that this coin sits at the top of the Condition Census for the variety, tied with two other Gem examples. Based on auction prices realized, the present coin realized almost double the price of the other two MS65 coins despite being then-holdered in an MS64 holder with a gold CAC seal. It has since been upgraded to MS65 in the present holder with a green CAC seal of endorsement. Population (all non-overdated 1819 varieties combined): 5 in 65 (1 in 65+), 1 finer. CAC: 3 in 65, 1 finer (4/17).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24FB, Variety PCGS# 39550, Base PCGS# 6117)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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