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    1839 Seated Liberty Half Dollar, MS65+
    With Drapery, Tied for Finest Certified

    1839 50C With Drapery, WB-102, MS65+ PCGS. CAC. A substantial mintage of more than 1.9 million Seated Liberty half dollars was accomplished in 1839, split between the earlier No Drapery and later With Drapery motifs. The With Drapery examples, like the present coin, show an three extra folds of drapery below Liberty's elbow and a slightly smaller rock. The 1839 is an underrated issue as a date, and With Drapery Gems are very rare.

    The present example is a high-end Gem as designated by the PCGS Plus designation and CAC endorsement, with just a touch of softness on the eagle's claw and some star centers. The surfaces are well-preserved and brightly lustrous, under attractive shades of greenish-gold and magenta toning. Overall eye appeal is outstanding. We expect intense competition from type collectors and series specialists when this lot is called. Population: 3 in 65 (2 in 65+), 0 finer. CAC: 4 in 65, 0 finer (6/17).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572001, Base PCGS# 6232)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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