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    1811 50C Small 8 AU58 PCGS. O-105a, R.2. Light tan-gold and steel-blue toning visits the margins of this unabraded near-Mint half dollar. Lustrous throughout despite a hint of wear on the portrait high points. Housed in an old green label holder. An old collector envelope accompanies and lists the pedigree as James Ruddy, Los Angeles, 1973. (NGC ID# 24EU, PCGS# 6097)

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    September, 2012
    6th-9th Thursday-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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