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    1892 Barber Half, MS65
    First-Year Issue, Richly Toned

    1892 50C MS65 PCGS. The mintage for Philadelphia half dollars was recorded as 934,000 pieces in 1892, and many were saved as the first of their kind. Although the Barber design was reluctantly welcomed, it had been 53 years since the last major design change. This example has glowing luster beneath a light-gray patina with russet accents along the borders. Toning on the reverse is a lively mix of orange, olive-green, and golden-gray. The design elements come sharply struck, with a touch of minor softness in the upper right (facing) corner of the shield. Only a few tiny marks are scattered on the surfaces, but in no way detract from this Gem half dollar's overall eye appeal and quality.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24LF, PCGS# 6461)

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    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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