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    Finest Certified 1847 Half Dollar, MS67

    1847 50C MS67 NGC. Ex: Sweet Collection. The half dollar saw a production of 1.156 million circulation strikes in 1847. The date is rare in Mint State. In this respect, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert (1993) assign a low R.6 rarity rating to Uncirculated examples.
    This Superb Gem is the single finest certified specimen from either NGC or PCGS. Dazzling luster issues from both sides, and a well directed strike emboldens the design elements, save for minor softness in the top two stars and on the arrow feathers. Untoned surfaces are devoid of mentionable marks. A couple of clash marks are visible, as are light peripheral cracks. Census: 1 in 67, 0 finer (3/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24HA, PCGS# 6257)


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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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