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    Dazzling 1894 gem Half Dollar

    1894 50C MS65 PCGS. Despite the mintage of 1.148 million plus pieces, the 1894 is tough to locate in Uncirculated grades. Fewer than 30 MS65 coins have been certified, and less than 20 finer. Dazzling luster explodes from near-white satiny surfaces, and crisp definition characterizes the design features. A tiny mark or two on each side prevents an even higher grade. Population: 13 in 65, 9 finer (11/06).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24LN, PCGS# 6468)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    January, 2007
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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