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    Gem 1821 Half Dollar, O-101a
    Intricate Strike, Vibrant Luster

    1821 50C MS65 NGC. O-101a, R.1. The stone-gray devices and autumn-brown fields are framed by powder-blue patina. This lustrous Gem is essentially full struck, unusual for the series, and the surfaces are splendidly void of contact. Hardly a rare die marriage, but nonetheless among the finest known for the die pairing. Herrman lists one other MS65, from a July 1993 Superior auction, but this is a different example, housed in a circa-2000 holder.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FF, PCGS# 6128)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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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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