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    1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar, MS62+
    Rare O-101, Finest Known Example

    1807 50C Draped Bust MS62+ NGC. O-101, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The Draped Bust design was retired partway through the year in 1807, but a substantial mintage of 301,076 pieces was achieved before the design change took place. Eleven die varieties are known for the date, including the R.7 1807 O-115 (4 known). The 1807 O-101 is next in line for rarity.
    The Newman coin appears to be the finest known specimen of the O-101 variety. The coin is well-detailed and brightly lustrous, with mottled shades of sea-green, silver-gray, and amber toning on both sides. Striking weakness is limited to the eagle's head. A few minor contact marks can be detected on close inspection, none worthy of individual mention. For the advanced collector of early half dollar varieties, this lot represents an important opportunity.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $8.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6079)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
    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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