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1773 Virginia Halfpenny, Period, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1773 Virginia Halfpenny, Period, BN
Date 1773
Grade MS64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 240
Denomination 1/2 P

1773 1/2 P Virginia Halfpenny, Period, Newman 26-Y, W-1680, R.2, MS64 Brown NGC. 115 grains. Die alignment: 180?. Splendid red-brown surfaces catch the eye, particularly on the obverse. A bit softly struck, as always, but well-centered and on good planchet stock. A hoard of over 2,500 Uncirculated Virginia halfpennies was obtained by the Cohen family, probably in Richmond before 1800, and many uncirculated examples can be traced to this accumulation. Listed on page 47 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Richard Picker; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15210, realized $1560. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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