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    1794 Half Dollar, Fine Details
    Better O-105a Variety

    1794 50C O-105a, T-3, R.5 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NCS. Fine Details. Tompkins Die State 1/2. The radial die crack (from the rim to the first T in STATES) is faint but perceptible. A very scarce first-year die marriage, relative to O-101. This example has gunmetal-gray high points and cloudy powder-blue fields. Most of the eagle is weak, but the remainder of the design is nicely detailed. The dentils between stars 13 and 14 are repaired.

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

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    August, 2018
    14th-19th Tuesday-Sunday
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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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