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    Scarce Variety 1812/1 Half Dollar, AU55 NGC

    1812/1 50C Large 8 AU55 NGC. O-101, High R.5. This scarce variety is identified by a fine die crack extending from the 1 of the date across the end of the bust then connecting the first 6 stars. On the reverse, AM of AMERICA is joined at the base, the A is higher than the M, and the N of UNITED is recut near the right base. This lightly circulated specimen features bright, low intensity golden-gray toning accented with whispers of gunmetal blue around the margins. Complete dentilation is seen over both sides, and the design elements are well centered. Relatively sharp detail is visible in the devices, though some of Liberty's hair curls are flat. A few small marks scattered about do not detract from the coin's overall eye appeal. Population: 2 in 55, 1 finer (7/04). (#6102) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24EX, PCGS# 6102)

    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

    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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