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    1815/2 O-101 Half Dollar, MS61
    Key Capped Bust Half

    1815/2 50C MS61 NGC. O-101, R.2. Production at the Philadelphia Mint in 1815 was limited to quarters, half dollars, and half eagles. The quarters are scarce, half dollars are rare, and half eagles are extremely rare. This example shows the usual clash marks that are found on all known examples but lacks the reverse die crack of later die state O-101a pieces. The mintage of 47,150 coins ensures that all grades are in demand, and Mint State pieces are especially rare. This example is easily in the top dozen of survivors for all die states. Satin luster shows rich blue and violet toning, with lighter gray color on the high points. Trivial surface marks are evident in the fields, with others hidden in the devices. Census: 4 in 61, 21 finer (11/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24F5, PCGS# 6108)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    3rd-8th Tuesday-Sunday
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    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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