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    1936 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, PR67 ★
    First Modern Proof Issue

    1936 50C PR67 ★ NGC. The Philadelphia Mint resumed its annual program of proof coinage in 1936, making this date a landmark in the series. The mintage of half dollars was 3,901 pieces. Although not designated as a Cameo, the present coin shows elements of field-device contrast not usually seen on examples from this era. This specimen, with its deeply mirrored fields, is a sight to behold. Like some other proof examples from the era, this one has extremely weak initials on the reverse, from excessive die polishing. Census: 4 in 67 ★ , 0 finer (7/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 27V4, PCGS# 6636)

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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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