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1887 Seated Half Dollar
PR66
Cameo

1887 50C PR66 ★ Cameo NGC. This is a lovely proof representative of a Seated half dollar whose original business strike mintage amounted to just 5,000 coins. Thus, the 710 proofs are a popular alternative for collectors. The margins are toned in variegated cobalt-blue, reddish-gold, and tan-russet colors, and both sides display areas of brilliance in the centers. (The areas vary in size, with the larger on the reverse.) Both sides show sharp details and undeniable technical merits. Census: 2 in 66 ★ Cameo, 0 finer (3/13). (NGC ID# 27UN, PCGS# 86448)

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April, 2013
24th-28th 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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