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    Sparkling Gem 1818 Half Dollar, O-107
    Tied for Second in the Condition Census

    1818 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. O-107, R.1. Ex: Friend. Two tiny spikes atop the eagle's beak promptly identify this variety, a diagnostic provided in Dr. Glenn Peterson's reference work. Per Overton, the 5 and 0 are close and tilt toward each other at the top, and the first T in STATES cants sharply to the left. Thick, sparkling mint luster radiates from beneath mostly gray toning with glints of rose and lilac. The strike is sharp, and mentionable abrasions are absent. This piece is at a minimum tied for second place in the Condition Census, according to Stephen Herrman, behind a single MS66 NGC example. For the date, Population: 6 in 65, 3 finer (9/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24F9, PCGS# 6113)

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    27th-31st 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.

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