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    1827 Capped Bust Half, O-116, MS64
    The Finest Known

    1827 50C Square Base 2 MS64 PCGS Secure. O-116, High R.4. Ex: Silbermunzen. This is the finest 1827 O-116 half dollar known to us, and it is finer than any piece recorded in Stephen Herrman's auction record of early half dollars. It is also finer than any piece recorded in the Parsley census for the variety. Attractive shades of champagne-gold and blue toning grace the silver-gray surfaces of this sharply detailed near-Gem, with vibrant mint luster and exquisite eye appeal. Liberty's square chin and the recut 5 in the denomination identify the very scarce O-116 variety. Population: 87 in 64 (5 in 64+), 22 finer (6/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24FN, PCGS# 6144)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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