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    1807 Draped Bust VF 20, evenly toned overall with a couple of darker splotches on each side; 1855 Arrows AU 50 Polished, well defined with a hint of border color, the surfaces have been lightly polished; and an 1896 AU 50, nicely toned, but a diagonal mark shows on Liberty's neck.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 1998
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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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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