Uncirculated 1807 Capped Bust Half, 50 Over 20 Variety1807 50C Large Stars, 50 Over 20 MS60 PCGS. O-112, R.1. Tobacco-brown and electric-blue patina embrace the borders, while the centers have dusky dove-gray color. The luster is extensive if not overpowering, and the fields are surprising smooth on the obverse. The reverse has a couple of wispy pinscratches and only the faintest slide marks below the right (facing) wing. A few relatively minor contact marks on the portrait prevent a higher designation. Well struck except for a small portion of the eagle's left (facing) wing. A popular Guide Book variety. (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6086)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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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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