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    1812 O-110b Half Dollar, AU55
    Single Leaf Die State

    1812 50C AU55 NGC. O-110b, R.6. Single Leaf. Although the O-110 die marriage is common, rated R.1, examples of the latest die state are major rarities with less than 20 known in all grades. The reverse die is cracked through UNITED STATE to the scroll, continuing to the R in AMERICA. That die is also lapped, creating the rare and popular Single Leaf die state. This is one of only a few die states that enjoy a separate listing in the Guide Book.
    Stephen Herrman's auction analysis of early half dollar varieties shows that just seven examples have been sold at auction over the last 15 years, and among those, an XF40 is the finest. This piece is far finer with a trace of high-point wear on the ivory and golden toned surfaces, showing iridescent highlights. A remarkable opportunity for the specialist.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24FY, PCGS# 6100)

    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.

    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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