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Premium Gem 1861 Half Dollar

1861 50C MS66 PCGS. Despite a high mintage of 2,888,400 coins, a precious few have survived in Gem and better condition. This example is one of the finest known, with none graded higher by PCGS. It features glowing golden-crimson fields framed with blue and teal. It's surfaces are wonderfully preserved, as expected, with just a minute contact mark in the field below the eagle noted for accuracy. Population: 12 in 66, 0 finer (8/05).(#6302) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24J7, PCGS# 6302)

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Auction Dates
September, 2005
21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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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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