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    Gem 1829 Capped Bust Half, O-112
    Only Three Finer PCGS Coins

    1829 50C Small Letters MS65 PCGS. O-112, R.1. Twenty die varieties are known for the 1829 Capped Bust half dollar, utilizing combinations of 11 obverse and 16 reverse dies. The coin offered here shows the parallel die lines below star 13 that indicate the available O-112 variety.
    The present coin is a spectacular Gem, with an eye-catching patina of gold, sea-green, cerulean-blue, and gray hues. Vibrant mint luster shines beneath the toning, and only a few minor contact marks are evident. The design elements are sharply detailed in all areas, except for a touch of flatness on the upper stars. Eye appeal is outstanding. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 16 in 65, 3 finer (4/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FS, PCGS# 6154)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2012
    30th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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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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