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    PCGS 1921 MS 64. A high visibility issue because of both its low mintage (246,000 pieces) and the rarity of the Denver and San Francisco coins. The P-mint is the usual choice for collectors who are interested in a date-only set, as it is the least expensive of the three. The striking details on this coin are uncommonly bold on the obverse with a finely detailed head and hand area. The reverse is just a trifle soft, as usual, in the center of the eagle's breast. Bright and lustrous, there are just a few small, widely scattered marks on either side that prevent a gem grade. Mostly brilliant, there is a smidgen of dark charcoal patina seen around some of the outer devices. (NGC ID# 24R6, PCGS# 6583)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    February, 1995
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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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