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    1901 Half Dollar, MS66
    Sharp Strike, Blended Multicolor Hues
    Ex: Friend, Gardner

    1901 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Friend. A new obverse hub was introduced in 1901 and is easily identified by the modifications within Liberty's ear. Like many of the so-called "common" dates from this series, the 1901 was produced in ample numbers (more than 4.2 million coins). Even so, Gem or finer survivors are rare.

    This highly attractive Premium Gem exhibits impressive design definition on the obverse and reverse motifs. Both sides display softly frosted pale-gold luster in the centers, gradually changing to lavender-rose, sky-blue, and green-gold toward the borders, while the surfaces are nearly perfectly preserved. Just two higher-graded coins exist at both services combined. Population: 4 in 66, 2 finer (9/15).
    Ex: Pinnacle Rarities; Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 2937; The Eugene H. Gardner Collection (Heritage, 6/2014), lot 30557.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24MC, PCGS# 6489)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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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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