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    1795 O-124 Half Dollar, MS62
    Reverse Beistle Plate Coin

    1795 50C 2 Leaves MS62 NGC. O-124, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This piece is a lovely example with brilliant luster beneath vivid orange, violet, and blue toning on both sides. The obverse is covered with adjustment marks in various directions, nicely shielded by the ancient toning and best seen with a loupe. Both dies are perfect with no die cracks, clash marks, or other die defects.

    We believe this to be the finest known 1795 O-124 half dollar, the only recorded Mint State example. It is the Beistle plate coin for Reverse Q. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green was a supporter of numismatic research and is mentioned in the author's foreword to A Register of Half Dollar Die Varieties, published by The Beistle Company in 1929. The author wrote:

    "This work would not have been brought up to its present completeness had it not been for my friend Mr. E.H.R. Green of South Dartmouth, Mass., who is an ardent collector as well as an advanced student of numismatics. I am very much indebted to Mr. Green for loaning me his entire collection of Half Dollars for checking die varieties, which enabled me to make this work more complete than otherwise. At the same time, it gave me an opportunity when making my plates, to photograph some of his finest and rarest specimens."


    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $50.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    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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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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    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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