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    1877 Half Dollar, PR66
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    1877 50C PR66 PCGS. CAC. While business strike 1877 half dollars are a common With Motto issue with a mintage in excess of 8 million pieces, proofs are another matter. They are quite scarce with only 510 pieces struck. This is an outstanding Premium Gem and is housed in an older green-label PCGS holder. Both sides are fully brilliant with no toning. It is deserving of a Cameo designation with deep mirrors and significant luster over the devices, this coin's certification came before PCGS gave such designations. Population: 3 in 66, 0 finer (10/12).
    Ex: Coinfest Signature (Heritage, 10/2010), lot 3708, where it brought $8,050.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 27UC, PCGS# 6438)


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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.

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