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    Interesting 1977-D Half Struck on a 40% Silver Planchet

    1977-D 50C AU50--Struck on 40% Silver Planchet--ANACS. Unusual indeed. Apparently, an unused silver planchet from the 1976 Bicentennial coinage issue remained, and was placed in the coining hopper with clad blanks. According to the consignor, the piece was found in circulation in 1979 in Shelby, Montana. It was discovered by the consignor's mother, who worked as a bookkeeper for a gaming firm and noticed the wrong alloy error while sorting and rolling large quantities of coins. Medium steel-gray patina and no mentionable marks.(#6732) (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24UN, PCGS# 6732)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    January, 2005
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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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