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    PCGS 1873 Open 3 VG 10. One of the most elusive Seated Liberty half dollar issues, there are perhaps fewer than 50 pieces accounted for of the Open 3 variety. This piece displays attractive, original gray color and only the missing E in LIBERTY precludes an otherwise deserved Fine rating. Trends $2,900 in VG 8, $4,000 in Fine 12. (NGC ID# 24KB, PCGS# 6337)

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    Auction Dates
    December, 1994
    9th Friday
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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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