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    Landmark Near Gem 1806/5 Half Dollar

    1806/5 50C MS64 NGC. O-103a, R.2. Original dove-gray, sky-blue, and olive colors endow this satiny and surprisingly unabraded near-Gem. Well struck for the type, all of the stars above the eagle are clear and the clouds below OF are prominent. A few of the left side stars display sharp centers. The terminal die stage of the variety, a bold crack journeys from the first star to Liberty's chin and another crack travels from the reverse rim at 10:30 into the eagle's shield. As of (10/04), the present piece is the finest NGC-certified 1806/5 Half. Two pieces have been encapsulated by NGC as MS62 and none as MS63. PCGS has certified two examples as MS63 and none higher. The significance of this outstanding example for the Draped Bust specialist cannot be overstated.(#6077) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24EK, PCGS# 6077)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    December, 2004
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
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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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