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    The Finest Known O-110 1807 Draped Bust Half

    1807 Draped Bust MS 65 NGC. O-110, R.2. Crisply defined and well centered, the striking details on both sides are firmly brought up except on the hair curls immediately behind Liberty's forehead. The obverse is prooflike while the reverse is satiny. Very few marks disturb the surfaces of this gem. Attractively toned in a blend of light ivory and golden-orange with some blue-green at the margins. This is unquestionably the finest known example of the variety, the Condition Census being listed as (62, 60, 58, 58, 55) in the third edition of Overton. Also one of the top coins for the date and type. Population: 1 in 65, none are finer (10/97). (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6079)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 1998
    7th-9th 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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