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    1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, VF30
    Popular First-Year Issue, O-101a, T-7

    1794 50C O-101a, T-7, High R.3, VF30 PCGS. Beautiful patina in shades of rose-gray, pale blue, and gold will make this potential acquisition an instant favorite among early Bust half enthusiasts. This relatively available variety is attributed by star 1 piercing the lowest curl at midpoint, the Y distant from the star, and the leaf pair on reverse ending between O and F. The later O-101a die state is characterized by the die crack meandering upward from that same leaf pair through F to the rim, and the topmost single leaf showing a branching crack to the last S in STATES. The eye appeal on this first-year half dollar is exceptional, and it will no doubt find a welcome home in a fine collection of early half dollars. Population (for the variety): 1 in 30, 2 finer (8/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24E6, Variety PCGS# 39201, Base PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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