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    Marvelous Gem 1807 Capped Bust Half
    Large Stars, O-114, Sole Finest at PCGS

    1807 50C Capped Bust, Large Stars MS65 PCGS. CAC. O-114, R.3. The Large Stars obverse shows openings in each star center, the B in LIBERTY is unfinished at the top, and it and the other letters of LIBERTY have horizontal hatch lines inside. Small die lumps appear below the 7 and above star 11. The reverse has the olive branch ending flush left with the C in the denomination. Each side of this marvelous Gem is moderately clashed, the reverse a bit more prominently.
    Brilliant silver-white with mere dashes of pinkish-gray and subtle gold display full cartwheel luster, and pristine surfaces are essentially free of blemishes. The strike is as full and sharp as any we have seen.
    Two examples of the O-114 die marriage are seemingly tied for top honors in the Condition Census of the variety. This piece is the sole finest 1807 Large Stars half dollar that PCGS has certified (3/10). We are unaware of any previous auction offerings of this example in the last 25 years. The other Gem specimen is the Norweb-Pryor-Prouty coin that most recently appeared for sale at auction a decade ago in Superior's October 2000 sale, lot 3273 where it realized $24,150. Before being upgraded, that coin was called MS60/63 in the Norweb Collection and MS63 in the Pryor Collection. The comparison indicates that the present Gem specimen is clearly the finest existing 1807 Large Stars half dollar.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 6088)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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    Apr-May, 2010
    28th-2nd Wednesday-Sunday
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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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