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    1817/3 O-101a Half Dollar, MS64
    Amazing Luster and Color

    1817/3 50C MS64 NGC. O-101a, R.2. The more advanced (and more common) die state for the sole 1817/3 die pair with die crack through the denomination and sweeping up into the word AMERICA. The reverse die state is advanced even within the context of the O-101a as well, as evidenced by the die crack from the olive leaves through the first half of the word UNITED. The surface quality is simply extraordinary, and the interplay of luster and color -- peach and gold outer bands, blue-to-green interiors, all lit up by near-reflective flash -- adds up to masterful eye appeal. The interior design definition is a trifle soft, but no true connoisseur of the series will be put off by this. For the 1817/3 variety, Census: 6 in 64, 3 finer (11/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24F7, PCGS# 6111)

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    January, 2012
    3rd-8th Tuesday-Sunday
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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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