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    Premium Gem Proof 1950 Franklin Half
    Seldom Encountered Cameo Specimen

    1950 50C PR66 Cameo NGC. Proof production of half dollars resumed in 1950, after an eight-year gap, with a mintage of 51,386 pieces. Fe examples can match the technical quality and eye appeal f this spectacular Premium Gem, with deeply mirrored fields and richly frosted devices that yield profound cameo contrast. Census: 48 in 66 (1 in 66+) Cameo, 9 finer (1/13).
    From The Atlanta Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 6L9N, PCGS# 86691)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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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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