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    Sharp Very Fine 1795 Half Dollar Better Overton-102 Variety

    1795 50C 2 Leaves VF25 NGC. O-102, R.5. Deep chestnut and aquamarine colors embrace this impressive second year Half Dollar. Attractive definition is present within Liberty's hair and the eagle's wings and tail. Close examination only locates one minor abrasion, a pinscratch concealed on the back of the lower curls. Although 1795 Half Dollars are always available for a price, they are often collected by variety, and demand is ceaseless from type set assemblers.(#6052)(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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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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