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    1861-O 50C CSA Obverse -- Shipwreck Effect -- NGC Details. AU. W-11A. Ex: S.S. Republic. This 1861-O Seated Liberty half dollar was recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Republic. The design elements are well-detailed and the diagnostic die crack from the rim to the bridge of Liberty's nose shows plainly, indicating this coin may have been struck after the New Orleans Mint was seized by the Confederacy. This is the same obverse die used to strike the famous Confederate half dollars, of which only four specimens are known. Lot includes the official presentation case with certificate of authenticity and informative CD. (NGC ID# 24J8, Variety PCGS# 39968, Base PCGS# 6303)

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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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