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    Important 1857 Select Proof Half Dollar

    1857 50C PR63 PCGS. CAC. The number of 1857 half dollar proofs extant, according to Wiley and Bugert in their 1993 The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, is less than 25 coins. Based on PCGS/NGC population figures, however, the surviving number may be closer to 50, even after taking resubmissions into account. The present specimen is a deeply mirrored coin that has sharply struck design elements and attractive peripheral aquamarine and apricot toning. Close examination reveals a few wispy hairlines, and a minute as-made lint mark in the right (facing) obverse field. Housed in a first generation PCGS holder. Population: 17 in 63, 13 finer (11/10).
    Ex: Ken Arnold Collection (Heritage, 9/2005), lot 3267, which realized $4,887.50. (NGC ID# 27TG, PCGS# 6411)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    5th-9th 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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