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    Gorgeous 1864 Half, MS65

    1864 50C MS65 PCGS. Silver and gold issues of the middle 1860s, especially those minted in Philadelphia, are scarce today, despite rather generous mintages. At the time they were issued, most coins were hoarded due to growing concerns about the outcome of the Civil War. This lovely half is fully brilliant and lustrous with frosty silver surfaces, accented by delicate gold, blue, and iridescent toning. Population: 6 in 65, 5 finer (6/08).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24JD, PCGS# 6311)

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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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