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    Boldly Struck 1809 Normal Edge Gem Fifty Cent, O-106

    1809 50C Normal Edge MS65 NGC. O-106, R.3. Normal Edge. The N in UNITED is recut and a long, heavy engraver's scratch extends diagonally from the right corner of the shield into the eagle's right (facing) wing. A heavy die break connects all stars on the left side of the obverse.
    Soft golden and ice-blue hues evenly blanket both sides of this lustrous Gem, and deeper electric-blue, purple, and golden-brown gravitate to the margins. An exacting strike leaves bold definition on the design features, and the eye appeal is memorable. Minor marks on Liberty's cheek likely preclude an even higher grade. Census for the date: 8 in 65, 2 finer (2/09).(Registry values: N4719) (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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