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    Impressive 1855-S Half Dollar, AU55

    1855-S 50C Arrows AU55 NGC. The 1855-S is one of the best known keys to the Seated half dollar series. Only 129,950 pieces were struck, and survivors are rare in all grades. High grade examples are especially challenging. This piece shows light wear over the highpoints, and the surfaces are lackluster with even gray-golden patina. Sure to be a hotly contested item by the many collectors of this series. NGC has only certified 12 finer examples of this issue (6/08).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24JR, PCGS# 6284)

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    Jul-Aug, 2008
    30th-3rd Wednesday-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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