Lovely 1891 Half, PR661891 50C PR66 NGC. Strongly mirrored and essentially brilliant with a degree of contrast on each side, though the cameo effect of the obverse is too mild for the coin to receive an official designation. Crisply struck and carefully preserved, a wonderful survivor from this final-year issue of only 600 specimens. Census: 16 in 66, 4 finer (3/08). (NGC ID# 27UT, PCGS# 6452)
Weight: 12.50 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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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