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    1827 Capped Bust Half, MS64
    Finest Known O-145 Specimen

    1827 50C Square Base 2 MS64 NGC. O-145, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The O-145 is a mid to high level R.5, recognized by a short die line protruding from the point of the bust and the recut C in the denomination. This sharply struck specimen sparkles with unbroken luster. The silver-gray toning is somewhat deeper at the rims. The few contact marks are insignificant. The Overton plate coin (third and fourth editions) graded AU58 by NGC in 1993. To our knowledge the Charles De Olden specimen, NGC MS61, is the only other Mint State specimen graded by any service. The Newman coin appears to be the finest known example of this established rarity by a large margin.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24FN, PCGS# 6144)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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    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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