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    1812 Capped Bust Half, MS62
    Interesting Die Cracks

    1812 50C MS62 NGC. O-105a, R.2. The 1812 Capped Bust half dollar claims a nominal mintage of 1.6 million pieces, with 10 die varieties known for the date. This attractive MS62 specimen represents the O-105a variety, with several extensive die cracks, including the primary one through 8 in the date, and a doubled denticle opposite the last A in AMERICA. This well-struck example retains much original mint luster, with attractive highlights of gold and lavender.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24EW, PCGS# 6100)

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    8th-10th Tuesday-Thursday
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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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