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    Colorful 1898 Barber Half, PR66 ★

    1898 50C PR66 ★ NGC. Just picking this NGC slab up by the reverse, we could tell the coin would be justly given the Star designation for superior eye appeal. The beautifully but variously colored surfaces include generous daubs of cobalt-blue, jade, pink, and violet, although a couple of small areas on the obverse remain silver-gray with hardly any color. The 1898-dated proof coins are renowned for their high production values, as this piece amply demonstrates. Census: 1 in 66 , 28 finer (3/11).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24P2, PCGS# 6545)

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    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-1st Wednesday-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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