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    1904-S Half Dollar, Satiny MS63
    Better Date in Uncirculated Condition

    1904-S 50C MS63 PCGS. CAC. Half dollar coinage at San Francisco in 1904 amounted to only a little more than 550,000 coins, a relatively small production for the California branch mint during this period. In 1903, the San Francisco Mint struck nearly 2 million Barber halves, and in 1905, coinage neared 2.5 million pieces. Mint State survivors of the 1904-S are scarce overall, and are decidedly rare in Choice of better grades. Only a handful of CAC-approved coins are known. This Select example balances quality and affordability, showing satiny luster with a hint of champagne toning. The border stars are sharp, but the eagle's right (facing) shoulder and the shield corner are typically weak. On the obverse, parallel roller marks are visible on the portrait, not fully struck out of the planchet. No major abrasions are seen. Population: 9 in 63 (1 in 63+), 30 finer. CAC: 1 in 63, 12 finer (1/18).
    From The Property of a Lady. (Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24MP, PCGS# 6500)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    February, 2018
    22nd-27th Thursday-Tuesday
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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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