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1888 50C PR66 NGC. A delightful Premium Gem, this piece has light contrast with considerable brilliant silver on the obverse, accented by rainbow toning. The reverse has violet and sea-green around central brilliance. Razor-sharp definition is apparent on all design elements. A nominal mintage of 832 proof Seated Liberty half dollars was achieved in 1888, and examples in Premium Gem condition are quite rare. Census: 12 in 66, 5 finer (2/11). (NGC ID# 27UP, PCGS# 6449)

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Apr-May, 2011
27th-1st 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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