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    1802 Draped Bust Half Dollar, XF40
    Better Date, O-101, T-1

    1802 50C O-101, T-1, R.3, XF40 NGC. The only dies for the date. The 1802 Draped Bust half dollar is a scarce issue, from a mintage of 29,890 pieces. This attractive XF specimen exhibits some light wear on the well-defined design elements and the pleasing surfaces are blanketed in shades of lavender-gray and golden-brown. Some slight granularity shows in the left obverse field.
    Ex: Lexington Collection (Bowers and Merena, 1/1994), lot 3501.
    From The Hamilton Collection. (NGC ID# 24EE, Variety PCGS# 39269, Base PCGS# 6065)

    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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    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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