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    1853 Arrows and Rays Half Dollar, MS63

    1853 50C Arrows and Rays MS63 PCGS. The two sides of this Select example present somewhat differently, although both are attractive. On the obverse, smoky light-gray toning yields to a mixture of coral, heather, and sea-green coloration in the northwest quadrant. The reverse is bright, with snappy luster and golden-silver central toning that changes to golden-brown and cobalt-blue near the borders. A nicely preserved example of this scarce one-year type.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24JJ, PCGS# 6275)

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    28th-3rd Tuesday-Sunday
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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.

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