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    1892-O Micro O, VF30
    Key to the Barber Half Series

    1892-O 50C Micro O, FS-501, VF30 PCGS. This minuscule-mintmark variant is the key to the "With Varieties" Barber half dollar set, and it has been known to collectors almost since the day it was struck. It is listed in Augustus Heaton's groundbreaking work Mint Marks, published in 1893. Four or five shallow marks are noted on the obverse. The surfaces are deeply toned overall with slightly lighter color over the devices. The design elements are well brought up. This would be an excellent choice for this rarity in an XF-AU set of Barber halves. Population: 1 in 30, 17 finer (7/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 391216, Base PCGS# 6463)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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