||Anne Halfcrown 1708, S-3604, ESC-576, Septimo edge, MS64 NGC. This is a certain centerpiece for any collection it enters. Carefully preserved surfaces with extremely limited evidence of contact, showcase an intricate strike. Most special, however, is the eye-appeal, as the obverse and reverse surfaces have toned in an exceptionally desirable manner. Both sides are highlighted at the peripheries by red, yellow and orange patina, while the centers are bathed in luxurious blue and green shades. This pattern is most pronounced on the reverse and is truly a joy to behold, as the tone adds a special gleam to the luster. The single finest example that NGC has graded to date and an absolute jewel for the British specialist.
Realized $5,581.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.