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    1879 Half Dollar, MS66
    Low Mintage of 4,800 Coins

    1879 50C MS66 PCGS. Flashy luster radiates from each side of this Premium Gem 1879 Seated half, an untoned silvery specimen with top-notch eye appeal and a bold strike throughout. The circulation-strike mintage was a meager 4,800 pieces, the recently achieved parity between gold, silver, and paper currency being the culprit, compounded by the introduction of the Morgan dollar in 1878. Population: 46 in 66 (2 in 66+), 17 finer (9/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KS, PCGS# 6361)

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    November, 2013
    1st-3rd Friday-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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