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    Satiny Gem 1923-S Half Dollar
    Seldom Seen Finer

    1923-S 50C MS65 PCGS. Although the 1923-S half dollar had a mintage exceeding 2.1 million coins, its status as the only half dollar struck from 1922 through 1926 meant that demand for it was keen; most examples circulated. Today it is considerably rarer in Gem Mint State than collectors might believe. This example is one of only 41 such certified at PCGS, and only eight are finer (11/12). The frosted surfaces show little trace of color, but strike weakness through the center is almost a given on this issue, despite the rudimentary evidence of a partially split thumb. The few minor, scattered marks are in accord with the grade. This attractive example would be difficult to upgrade, given the paucity of finer survivors.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24R9, PCGS# 6586)

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    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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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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