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    Cameo Gem Proof 1898 Half
    Dramatic Peripheral Patina

    1898 50C PR65 Cameo PCGS. Gorgeous iridescent hues of steel-blue hug the rims, with rose-pink, gold, and silver working inward toward the centers of each side. The silver centers and deep field-device contrast justly merit the Cameo designation, although it is unusual for PCGS to award it to a coin with so much peripheral color. Well struck throughout. From a proof mintage of 735 coins.
    Ex: Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 3/2009), lot 2170, which realized $3,737.50.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24P2, PCGS# 86545)


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    January, 2012
    3rd-8th Tuesday-Sunday
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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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