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    Beautiful MS66 1827 Half Dollar

    1827 50C Square Base 2 MS66 PCGS. O-133, R.4. Orange-red and dove-gray fields and devices concede to peripheral forest-green and ocean-blue patina. This intricately struck Premium Gem displays potent luster, and lacks any mentionable marks. Three sets of clashmarks are apparent on the reverse field. 1827 is notorious for its proliferation of die varieties. Fortunately for collectors (and catalogers), the scarce Overton-133 has numerous diagnostics, such as several repunched stars, a die line in the field above the claws, and a line above the LI in LIBERTY. The present piece surely ranks among the finest known for the variety. Herrman's census lists a single MS65 followed by three MS63 pieces. Population: 3 in 66, 1 finer (9/06).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FN, PCGS# 6144)

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    October, 2006
    24th-26th Tuesday-Thursday
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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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