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    Vivid 1947 Half Dollar, MS67+
    Sole Finest at PCGS

    1947 50C MS67+ PCGS. CAC. The 1947 Philadelphia and Denver issues were the swan song of the Walking Liberty half series, one that was not overlong but certainly much-loved, at its debut in 1916 and today, nearly a century later. This MS67+ is the sole finest certified example of the 1947-P at PCGS, although several dozen pieces rank MS67. Vibrant color on the obverse comprises pink, jade, and amber, while the reverse displays a silver center with beautiful amber to burnt-orange near the rim. The bold strike and minimal evidence of contact make this a "keeper" coin for several segments of the collector community. Population: 38 in 67 (1 in 67+), 0 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24SM, PCGS# 6630)

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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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