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    Sharp Near-Gem 1821 Half Dollar

    1821 50C MS64 NGC. O-105a, R.1. The variety is confirmed by the close 21 in the date and the C of 50C being entirely right of the olive stem, and the later die state exhibits a fine crack through the tops of TAT of STATES. This sharp near-Gem displays pleasing luster on medium intensity gray surfaces that are imbued with accents of cobalt-blue, gold-green, and lavender at the margins. The design elements are nicely centered on the planchet and well brought up. The star centers are bold, as are the denticles on both sides. Some minor handling marks on Liberty's neck, and in the left obverse and upper left reverse fields define the grade.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24FF, PCGS# 6128)

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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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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