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    1817 Half Dollar, O-113, MS65
    Condition Census Candidate

    1817 50C MS65 PCGS. O-113, R.2. The numismatic tradition of humorous nicknames carries over to the O-113 1817 half dollar, on whose reverse the eagle appears to be holding a "worm" (actually a long, scarcely curving die line). Stephen Herrman's Auction & Mail Bid Prices Realized for Bust Half Dollars indicates only one offering of a certified MS65 coin before (graded by NGC, ex: Eliasberg), an unsuccessful fixed price list attempt, making this MS65 PCGS coin an important opportunity for the high-grade collector. Blue-to-green patina covers much of the obverse, while the reverse mixes those hues with gold and peach. For all regular 1817 varieties put together, Population: 7 in 65, 2 finer (12/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24F6, PCGS# 6109)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-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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