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    1815/2 Half Dollar, AU58
    In Demand in All Grades

    1815/2 50C AU58 NGC. O-101, R.2. A very scarce date in the Capped Bust half series, the 1815/2 is in demand in all grades. Examples can be located with patience and searching in Very Fine and Extremely Fine grades, but higher-grade pieces are challenging. This near-Mint State coin displays ample luster on both sides, each of which is lightly toned reddish-gold that is deeper in hue around the borders. The design features are well struck save for the usual softness in the star centers along the right border. A few light circulation marks, as well as clash marks, do not disturb. Census: 27 in 58, 25 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24F5, PCGS# 6108)

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    January, 2013
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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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