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    1908 Barber Half Dollar, Brilliant MS66
    Ex: Thaine Price

    1908 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Price. A stellar coin for the grade, this Premium Gem shows thick mint luster and blazing white surfaces. The surfaces are fairly well struck on both sides, although the usual minor weakness appears on the upper-right shield and arrow feathers. This coin is identifiable by a tiny milling mark on the left middle of the O in DOLLAR and a trivial scuff in the field below the US of PLURIBUS. A delicate die crack from star 13 through the bust tip nearly reaches the 8. The reverse die is perfect. Dr. Thaine Price, whose collection was sold by David Akers in May 1998, formed an exceptional set of Barber half dollars, nearly equal to the Eugene Gardner set of Barber halves.
    Ex: Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 174; FUN Signature Sale (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 4249; purchased from Harry Laibstain (10/2007); Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II (Heritage, 10/2014), lot 98560.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24N4, PCGS# 6512)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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.

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