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    Near-Mint 1801 O-101 Half Dollar

    1801 50C AU58 PCGS. O-101, R.3. This is the first year of issue for the new design with the Heraldic Eagle reverse, and it is a rarity in near-Mint or Mint State grades. Two varieties are known for this date, produced from a common obverse die. The reverse used for the O-101 variety has small die defects, especially at the border below the arrow feathers. Aspects of this coin are sharply detailed with areas of weakness evident on both sides, particularly across the drapery on the obverse and through the stars on the reverse. Both sides have excellent luster beneath gorgeous lilac and iridescent toning. Population: 4 in 58, 2 finer (11/06).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

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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.

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