||George III brown-gilt Pattern Halfpenny 1788, by Droz, Peck-966 (very scarce), RENDER TO CESAR raised lettered edge, PR64 Cameo NGC. Late Soho issue. An exceptionally fine example of this classic pattern, boldly struck with highly reflective fields and clearly above-average light gold coating (the gilt process was accomplished using gold flakes, applied sparingly on the "brown gilt" pieces; for more information on this process, see Lot 24229, sale #3024, on our website, HA.com/auction archives).
Realized $1,821.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.