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    Finest 1898 Half Dollar With Deep Cameo Surfaces

    1898 50C PR68 Deep Cameo PCGS. This year saw only 735 proofs produced. The present, wonderfully preserved example shows the frosty devices strongly contrasted against the highly reflective fields. Just the slightest hint of pastel-champagne patina accents each side of this otherwise brilliant piece. The design elements exhibit razor sharp definition, and no marks of any consequence are apparent over the loving preserved surfaces. This specimen will be a striking addition to an advanced Barber Half Dollar collection. Presently, (1/05), this is the single finest Deep Cameo example certified by PCGS.
    From the Bruce Scher #1 All-Time PCGS Registry Set.(#6545) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24P2, PCGS# 6545)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    23rd-24th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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