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    Rare Small Date, Small Letters
    VF30 1842-O Half

    1842-O 50C Small Date, Small Letters VF30 PCGS. A charcoal-gray representative of this difficult issue. LIBERTY is bold, and the stars exhibit sharp radials. No marks are remotely consequential. The Guide Book lists a mintage of 203,000 pieces for the 1842-O Small Date, and a mintage of 754,000 pieces for its Large Date counterpart. Yet the Medium Date is much rarer, which suggests the reported mintages for both issues may be incorrect.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24GV, PCGS# 6238)

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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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