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    Landmark 1897-O Half Dollar, MS67

    1897-O 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. The 1897-O Barber half dollar is one of the great rarities of the series, although it is not as rare as issues such as the 1896-O, 1901-O, or 1904-S. Today, it may come as a surprise to many that there are 43 other Barber half dollar issues that have lower PCGS populations for grades from MS65 to MS68. However, all may not be as it seems, and resubmission of individual examples will inflate the population of rare dates. Dealers and speculators sometimes resubmit coins on multiple occasions to seek a single higher grade point in the current numismatic arena, on the premise that a single point will more than pay for the cost of multiple submissions. Needless to say, rare dates with higher values are more likely to be the object of such resubmissions, inflating population figures and rendering population comparisons like the one above obsolete.
    With a discerning eye for quality, Dale Friend acquired this amazing Superb Gem for his collection. It has above average design definition with frosty silver luster beneath lovely gold, heather, blue, and lime toning on the obverse. The reverse is mostly ivory with pale gold and iridescent toning along the border. Population: 2 in 67, 1 finer (10/08).
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    From The Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars.
    (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24LZ, PCGS# 6478)

    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, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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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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