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Small Date, Large Letters 1842 Half, MS64
More Elusive than Medium Date

1842 50C Small Date, Large Letters MS64 PCGS. Though certainly not so rare as its Small Letters counterpart, this version with smaller date is more elusive than the Medium Date issue of the same year. Dappled gold, rose, and violet patina drapes the immensely lustrous, almost flashy surfaces of this near-Gem survivor, well-defined with just a few short reed marks in the fields. For the variety, Population: 6 in 64, 1 finer (11/11).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24GT, PCGS# 6240)

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January, 2012
3rd-8th Tuesday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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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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