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    1801 O-101 Half Dollar, AU Details

    1801 50C O-101, T-2, R.3 -- Cleaned -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. This AU-level 1801 half dollar displays an even, well-centered strike. The centers are impressively sharp, showing almost no evidence of wear, but minor weakness is seen on the lower obverse stars and on the clouds beneath OF on the reverse. PCGS notes cleaning, and the color is deep russet-brown and olive with gray and blue overtones. Under a loupe, the O-101 die lumps below the N in UNITED and a couple of the arrowheads are found to be effaced.

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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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