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    Among Finest Known 1827/6 Half Dollars

    1827/6 50C MS66 NGC. O-102, R.1. The underdigit 6 is bold, with curves above and to the right of the prominent 7. A gorgeously toned and lustrous Gem. Golden-brown, olive, and slate-gray colors provide substantial eye appeal, and the surfaces are impressively undisturbed. The major devices and the reverse border are well struck, while stars 7 through 13 are slightly soft in the centers. The 1827/6 obverse was paired with three different reverse dies. Overton-102 is distinguished by a slender die break after the final A in AMERICA, whimsically referred to as an "apostrophe" by die researcher Glenn Peterson. A splendid example of this popular Guide Book variety. Census: 2 in 66, 0 finer (11/06).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FP, PCGS# 6147)

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    January, 2007
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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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