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    Low R.7 1856-O Doubled Date Half, WB-102, MS65

    1856-O 50C MS65 NGC. WB-102. Doubled Date. A perpetually underrated issue, despite the mintage of more than 2.6 million pieces. this coin in Mint State is given a Low R.7 rating (10-12 pieces known) by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert in their standard reference to the series. The original date slopes diagonally upward from the repunched date, with traces of 18 beneath and 56 above the second punch. This coin offers lovely pinkish-gray, amber-gold, and iridescent blue toning on each side. A few ticks on Liberty's left (facing) arm, midsection, and legs preclude a finer grade. The strike is sharp. Likely among the finest obtainable of this rare variety.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24HP, PCGS# 6288)

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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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