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    Rare 1842-O Small Date Half Dollar, XF40 PCGS

    1842-O 50C Small Date, Reverse of 1841 XF40 PCGS. The 1842-O Small Date Half Dollar is a significant rarity in all grades. The Guide Book reports a mintage of 203,000 pieces, but the small number of survivors suggests that most of this production was melted by the New Orleans Mint, or may in fact have been the much more available 1842-O Medium Date, Large Letters variety. The 1842-O Small Date bears the Small Letters Reverse used between 1839 and 1841. This moderately abraded and bright example has a crisp strike and considerable remaining luster. Golden-brown, sea-green, and russet borders cede to slate-gray fields. The older green label PCGS holder has a vertical crack on its reverse, but this in no manner affects the preservation of the coin itself. Population: 3 in 40, 9 finer (10/03).(#6238) (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24GV, PCGS# 6238)

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    March, 2004
    24th-27th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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