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    Colorful Premium Gem 1831 Half, O-109

    1831 50C MS66 PCGS Secure. O-109, R.1. The O-109 is among several die pairings for the year 1831 that are widely available in high grade, making them perfect acquisitions for type purposes, as well as delightful coins when found in choice condition. The O-109 shows the 8 in the date sharply higher than the adjacent 3 at both top and bottom, and the 18 is higher than the 31. The reverse shows the leftmost vertical shield stripe appearing as two lines. This original Premium Gem example boasts prevailing pinkish-gold patina accented with daubs of ice-blue and jade. The surfaces are sharply struck and nearly contact-free, although the reverse die shows some erosion that draws the peripheral devices toward the rim. For all varieties, Population: 4 in 66, 1 finer (2/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FV, PCGS# 6159)

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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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