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    Border-Toned Gem 1893-S Half Dollar

    1893-S 50C MS65 NGC. Six-figure mintages dot the history of the Barber half dollar, but in 1893, the second year of the design, only San Francisco fell under the million-coin threshold, coming in at 740,000 pieces. This Gem representative of the 1893-S half is remarkably well-preserved for an issue that was not saved in quantity. Blue-violet and rose-tan outer toning gives way to broad silver interiors with powerful luster. A reed mark just to the right of Liberty's earlobe largely accounts for the grade. The combined certified population has only one PCGS coin graded MS66 or finer (1/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24LM, PCGS# 6467)

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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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