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    1866 Seated Liberty Half, PR65
    First Year of Motto Type

    1866 50C Motto PR65 PCGS. The Motto IN GOD WE TRUST was featured for the first time on regular-issue coinage in 1866 and only 725 proof Seated Liberty half dollars were struck.. This delightful Gem is sharply detailed throughout, with reflective fields that shine through shades of champagne-gold, pale blue, and amber patina. Population: 10 in 65, 4 finer (6/12). (NGC ID# 27TZ, PCGS# 6424)

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    August, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-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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