||George III silver restrike Pattern Halfpenny 1790,? Peck-1179 (R65) var. (struck in silver), PR65 NGC. Restrike by Taylor. A splendid piece, shimmering with luster and blessed with gorgeous toning in many shades of silvery golden blue iridescence. The king's portrait as well as regal Britannia are fully detailed. A finely ruled edge is used on the obverse to finish off the broad rim. An intricate, engrailed tooth-and-bead design is used on the reverse to delineate the rim. Surfaces are nothing less than superb. Some fine raised dots appear on both sides, indicative of Taylor's use of aged dies to make this piece. As well, a V-shaped raised flaw shows on the broad rim at about 5:00 beneath the portrait.?Extremely rare;?listed in silver only as the date 1791 (Peck-1180), but here we see the same piece dated the year before, 1790.
Realized $5,287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.