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    Attractively Toned Gem Mint State 1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar

    1834 50C Large Date, Small Letters MS65 NGC. O-107, R.1. Warm pastel tinged iridescence adorns both sides in champagne and apricot hues. The luster is full and undiminished by either the toning or unsightly blemishes. This is an attractive Gem with generally bold striking definition and some mentionable softness of detail on the reverse over the inside of the eagle's left (facing) wing. A perfect candidate for inclusion in a high quality type set.
    From the John Adams Collection. (NGC ID# 24FY, PCGS# 6165)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2002
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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