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    1949 MS 65 PCGS, well struck and lustrous with some scattered charcoal and green toning mostly on the reverse; 1949-S MS 65, colorful golden and olive patina on each side; 1951-S MS 65, the obverse is overlaid with deep-gold and crimson colors, the reverse is mostly brilliant with an iridescent arc of colors on the left side; and a 1960 MS 65, probably an "end" coin from a roll as the obverse is alternating shades of red, green, and gold, the reverse is fully brilliant. All four coins are PCGS certified.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 1996
    6th-9th Saturday-Tuesday
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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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