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Rare United States Half Dollars

(2001)


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The half dollar series has resulted in numerous varieties since its beginning in 1794. These are featured in slides taken from the NGC Photo Proof archive. Most examples are "finest known." The rarity, history and provenance of each coin will be provided along with stories of rivalries in the mint among the engravers, Linderman, Barber & Morgan. Includes: - 1795 Liberty Half Dollar - 1796 Liberty Half Eagle - GEM MS - 65 - 1797 MS - 66 finest known type, toning and date - 1815 Capped Bust series - Key 0101A MS - 63 (shows overdate 1812) - 1817 Capped Bust (over 4) only seven examples known AU - 50 - 1827 Proof Half Dollar Ellasberg proof - 68 - 1832 Over - 123 - proof - 68 - 1838-0 Half Dollar only twenty proofs made, proof - 64, 1838 seated half Pattern - 1839-0 Capped Bust - 1839 Seated Lib Half Dollar - proof - 1852 Seated - proof 64 - 1853 Seated - Arrows and Rays - 1877 Why so many desirable patterns in this date, also 1878-S MS - 64 - 1892-0 Barber Half Mirror M/M, 1892 Columbian Proof - 1904-S MS-66 Norwed toned, 1916 Patterns of Walking Libs - 1921-S Walker, 1921 Missouri Star, 1926 Oregon Matte Proof - Why demand is more important then supply and many more rare coin images..... Speaker(s): David W. Lange.
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