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    R.4 1823 Patched 3 O-102, AU50 NGC

    1823 50C Patched 3 AU53 NGC. O-102, R.4. This scarce variety of the "patched 3" shares an obverse with the O-101, but the reverse has a large center dot between crossbars four and five, a filled S in the motto, and numerous die cracks. Here a crack joins the three pairs of olive leaves before terminating below the eagle's left (facing) wing, another runs through ED ST, with a third branches off from between the S and T to end above the motto. This coin at first glance appears Mint State, with medium-gray lustrous surfaces accented by flashes of aqua, mint-green, and gold on the peripheral devices. But a closer look shows light rub on the highpoints, light hairlines in the fields, and a strike that is soft in the centers. Both dies are somewhat eroded. Nonetheless attractive, appealing, and conservatively graded. Envelope Included. (NGC ID# 24FJ, PCGS# 6133)

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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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