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    1950 Franklin Half, MS67 Full Bell Lines
    Fantastic Color, Luster, and Full Details

    1950 50C MS67 Full Bell Lines PCGS. No Mint sets were issued for the year 1950, resulting in few attractively toned half dollars in the upper reaches of Mint State condition. This exquisitely toned, exceptionally lustrous half dollar is an exception. A Superb Gem in every sense of the words, the smooth, unmarked surfaces are vividly toned in circular bands of multicolored iridescence. Hues of lime-green, ruby-red, orange, blue, magenta, and tangerine-gold cover both sides of the coin. The obverse displays intense tones and luster rim-to-rim, while the reverse is equally colorful, but with a larger center of blazing silver luster. Full details are demonstrated by the particularly strong Full Bell Lines.

    Rick Tomaska notes in his Guide Book of Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollars, "I have handled but a single MS67 FBL 1950-P in twenty years." Neither PCGS nor NGC have issued a higher numeric grade for a Full Bell Lines 1950 half in MS67. Population: 27 in 67 (2 in 67+) Full Bell Lines, 0 finer (6/20).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2013), lot 4320; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2014), lot 4595.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24SW, PCGS# 86656)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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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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