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    MS63 ICG 1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar, O-105

    1807 50C Draped Bust MS63 ICG. O-105, R.2. This is a readily obtainable die marriage of the final-year 1807, but Mint State examples do not appear to be at all common. In fact, this coin qualifies for Condition Census standing based on Overton's listing: 65; 64; 58; 55; 55. A pleasing frosty sheen is evident beneath rich silver-lilac patina. The toning is evenly distributed, and both sides are remarkably distraction-free for the MS63 level. Well centered with readily evident denticles around both sides and appreciably bold definition over the central design elements.
    From the John Adams Collection. (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6079)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2002
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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.

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