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    1888 Seated Liberty Half, MS67
    Sought-After Low-Mintage Issue

    1888 50C MS67 NGC. The 1888 Seated Liberty half dollar claims a limited business-strike mintage of 12,000 pieces and high-grade business-strike examples are more difficult to locate than their proof counterparts in today's market. This magnificent Superb Gem is one of the finest certified specimens at either of the leading grading services. The design elements are well-detailed, with just a touch of softness on some star centrils, and some interesting clash marks are evident on both sides. The well-preserved surfaces radiate vibrant mint luster with a few hints of gold and pink toning. Census: 8 in 67, 0 finer (6/13).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24L3, PCGS# 6370)

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    August, 2013
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
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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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