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    1961 Half Dollar, PR69 Deep Cameo
    A Top-Grade Registry Set Rarity

    1961 50C PR69 Deep Cameo PCGS. The 1961 Franklin half dollar proof, in PR69 Deep Cameo, is a great rarity and an item of unsurpassed desirability among Registry Set collectors. PCGS lists only two coins this fine, which are joined by seven NGC coins in the same grade. At both services, these pieces are the finest known (12/17). The present coin offers frost-white luster on the pristine devices, which seem to float atop of the liquidlike mirroring of the fields, which are devoid of toning. We have not offered an example in this grade since our September 2012 Long Beach Signature sale, lot 4077, where an NGC coin garnered nearly $10,000. We handled the other PCGS coin back in our 2009 FUN Signature sale, lot 6075, where it realized $27,600. This piece is every bit that coin's equal.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# CPES, PCGS# 96702)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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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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