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Lord Baltimore Sixpence

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Type Coin
Title Lord Baltimore Sixpence
Grade EF45
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 33
Denomination 6PENCE

(1659) 6PENCE Maryland Lord Baltimore Sixpence, Small Bust, Hodder-2-C, W-1060, R.5, XF45 NGC. 42.1 grains. Die alignment: 180?. No stop after MVLTIPLICAMINI. The obverse shows few signs of circulation, with Calvert's draped bust only lightly rubbed at the highest points of the hair. A light scratch in front of his face is the only mark that bears mentioning, and the coloring is choice, being a gunmetal gray with underlying hints of rose and blue. These colors are emphasized on the reverse, with an iridescent blue and a more vibrant pink alternating on the escutcheon to produce a checkered effect that is very striking. Both sides are a bit off-center toward 2 o'clock, with this being more pronounced on the reverse. There are traces of a misplaced M punched between the C and A of MVLTIPLICAMINI, which is a diagnostic for this die. This would be an outstanding selection for a Colonial-era type set, being a problem-free Choice XF example of the most frequently encountered die variety of this quintessential Colonial coin. Listed on page 42 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15011, realized $18000. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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