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    1855-O Arrows Half Dollar, MS66+
    Radiant Mint Luster, Thin Iridescent Toning

    1855-O 50C Arrows MS66+ PCGS. CAC. WB-101, Unlisted Die Pair. Thin die cracks encircle the peripheral design elements on each side, and myriad tiny lumps appear on Liberty's portrait. None of these diagnostics match any of the die marriages illustrated in Bill Bugert's two-volume New Orleans monograph. The 1855-O is one of the more available Arrows half dollar issues, claiming a mintage of nearly 3.7 million coins. Examples are widely accessible through MS64 but become progressively scarce and then rare in MS65 and MS66.

    This gorgeous, CAC-endorsed and Plus-Graded Premium Gem is thinly toned in eye-appealing shades of gold, peach-orange, blue, lavender, and mint-green, allowing radiant satin luster to shine through. Liberty's head and foot show notably strong detail, as does the eagle. Only the stars are trivially incomplete, with not-quite-full centers. Population (all varieties): 8 in 66 (2 in 66+), 2 finer. CAC: 2 in 66, 1 finer (4/20).(Registry values: N1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24JP, PCGS# 6283)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    4th-7th Thursday-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.

    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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