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Lot 30666

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30666
Date 1788
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 126321
Denomination Halfpenny
Description George III silver-plated Pattern Halfpenny 1788, by Droz, Peck-964 (rare), RENDER TO CESAR raised lettered edge, PR64 NGC. Late Soho issue, struck from dies repolished to remove rust. Peck mentions that the British Museum has an example, obtained from the Joseph Banks bequest of 1818, proving definitively that it is not a Taylor restrike but an original issue from Soho. And a beauty it is! The fields are reflective, the portrait as well as Britannia are both well detailed, and the toning is a rich sheathing of the metal in shades of silvery grayish blue and amber-hued golden iridesence. Truly, an exceptional specimen. Realized $2,350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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