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    1938 50C PR67+ PCGS. CAC. It was the third year of issue for modern proofs, and only 8,152 proof halves were produced. This is a remarkably well-preserved piece. Each side shows an off-center window of near-brilliance, but most of each side is enveloped by rich iridescence toning. The depth of mirroring adds special vibrancy to this Plus-graded Superb Gem. CAC endorsement is no surprise and well-deserved. Population: 19 in 67+, 21 finer. CAC: 125 in 67, 6 finer (10/19).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 27V6, PCGS# 6638)

    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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    5th-7th 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.

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