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    Select 1866-S Seated Liberty Half
    Elusive No Motto Type

    1866-S 50C No Motto MS63 PCGS. CAC. WB-101. Only 60,000 specimens of the No Motto Seated Liberty half dollar were produced at the San Francisco Mint in 1866 before the design was retired in favor of the new IN GOD WE TRUST motif. Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert consider the No Motto type an R.7 issue in Mint State grades. The present coin is an attractive Select example, with well-detailed design elements that show a touch of flatness on the stars. This specimen retains much original satiny mint luster under pleasing silver-gray patina. A few clash marks are noted on the reverse. Population: 2 in 63, 1 finer (9/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24JH, PCGS# 6315)

    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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