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    1808/7 O-101 Half Dollar, MS63
    First Capped Bust Overdate

    1808/7 50C MS63 PCGS. O-101, R.1. Following the 1805/4 and 1806/5 overdate Draped Bust half dollars, the 1808/7 is the first overdate in the Capped Bust series. Several Mint State examples are known, although most are at the lower Mint State grade levels, and this example is tied with one other for the sixth finest in any of our auctions since 1993.. This lustrous specimen has frosty silver surfaces beneath gray and orange toning at the centers, with deep blue and green near the borders. The strike is sharp with full star details, a bold drapery clasp, and strong feathers. Population: 7 in 63, 6 finer (3/11).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24EP, PCGS# 6091)

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    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-1st 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.

    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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