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    1794 Half Dollar, VG10
    Better O-105 Variety

    1794 50C VG10 PCGS. O-105, R.5. A dove-gray representative with abundant details on Liberty's hair and the eagle's wing plumage. The rims and surfaces are minutely granular and without objectionable abrasions. O-105 is a rare variety that has a hair curl touching the point of the second star, while three leaves are noted below the O in OF. Many times scarcer than the usually encountered O-101, and the 1794 date is far scarcer than its "common" 1795 successor.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2003), lot 6945.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24E6, PCGS# 6051)


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    August, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-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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