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    1851 WB-101 Half Dollar, MS64
    Bounce-Doubled Obverse

    1851 50C MS64 PCGS. WB-101. All silver coins from the early 1850s are elusive, and the 1851 half dollar is no exception. The mintage was 200,750 coins, but most of those were exported or hoarded and melted, so today, few high grade survivors exist for collectors. This near-Gem is highly attractive with bold design details and brownish-ivory surfaces, accented by lovely peripheral blue toning. This piece shows date doubling that is best described as "bounce doubling" when the die bounced or shifted, and restruck the coin during a single cycle of the coin press. Population: 11 in 64, 2 finer (10/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24HJ, PCGS# 6266)

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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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