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    Remarkable Premium Gem 1862 Seated Half Dollar

    1862 50C MS66 NGC. This Premium Gem is a simply remarkable example of this Civil War issue, and perhaps the finest one that this cataloger has ever seen. Current population reports show a total of eight coins graded at MS66: four apiece at NGC and PCGS. Two Superb Gems have been certified, both by NGC. This piece displays design elements that have all been sharply impressed, including Liberty's hair and the eagle's leg feathers, arrow fletchings, and talons. A semi-prooflike sheen encompasses the silver-white fields, and the devices are mildly frosted. Surface marks are minimal, as expected for a coin at this lofty grade level. Census: 4 in 66, 2 finer (1/07).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24J9, PCGS# 6307)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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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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