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    Select Mint State 1843-O Half Dollar

    1843-O 50C MS63 NGC. Fantastic frosty luster with gorgeous accents on the devices. While the strike is New Orleans soft on peripheral elements such as the stars, the real story of this earlier O-mint half dollar is the luster and the bold patina, concentric rings of green, blue, violet, and orange on the obverse around a silver offset center. The reverse has the same center but more fluid color-mixing at the margins. Census: 13 in 63, 6 finer (2/11).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24GY, PCGS# 6244)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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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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