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The James A. Stack 1796 Small Eagle Half Dollar Offered in the November 2019 Rarities Night

​This 15 Star Variety 1796 Small Eagle has an estimated mintage of only 569. At the very most, there is a handful of Mint State coins for this design and year. Thanks to the E. Horatio Morgan Collection of Bust Half Dollars, we were able to offer several examples of this Overton Variety in our November 2019 Baltimore Sale.

For your convienence, we have provided a transcription of the video below:

"Hi everyone, this is James McCartney, Senior Numismatist at Stack's Bowers Galleries. Today we have a beautiful early half-dollar to talk about offered in Lot 3068 of our Rarities Night Session. This is a 1796 Half Dollar. It's part of the Small Eagle sub-type of Draped Bust Half Dollars. This particular one is a beautiful problem-free example with lilac gray toning on both sides. It actually comes to us from a few significant collections, including the James A. Stack Collection and most recently our sale of January 1989. A beautiful coin, old green holder, certainly a desirable combination that we're certain to get a good amount of bids on so log on now and check this out in our Rarities Night Session tonight."

James A Stack 1796 Half Dollar1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar 

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