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    1809 50C Normal Edge AU58 NGC. O-111, R.2. This variety has the diagnostic joined AM on the reverse, a defect at the lower edge of the bust, and a tiny center dot. Attractive silver-gray patina covers the surfaces, with a gold tint around the stars. The reverse exhibits patches of a Mint-produced grease stain, most noticeable near the denomination. The details are nearly fully struck and the fields have only a few tiny marks. An excellent piece from the first year of a remodeled portrait and eagle.
    From The Jerry Kochel Collection.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24ES, PCGS# 6092)


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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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