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    1884 WB-102 Half Dollar, MS65+
    Elusive Business Strike Specimen

    1884 50C MS65+ PCGS. CAC. WB-102. Minute recutting of the 4 below its base identifies this fully prooflike piece as a business strike. Proofs lack any trace of the recutting. Both sides of this lovely Gem are entirely brilliant and untoned with a bold strike. Excellent eye appeal will capture the collector's attention. A low mintage of 4,400 business strikes indicates the scarcity of this issue. Population: 1 in 65+, 22 finer (6/11).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KX, PCGS# 6366)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    August, 2011
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    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.

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