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Lot 30002

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30002
Date 1773
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Grade 63
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1773 1/2P Virginia Halfpenny, No Period MS63 Red and Brown NGC. N. 4-G, W-1460, R.3. 119.0 grains. The same type as the preceding, with seven strings in the harp on the reverse. The obverse has the typical die chip at King George's neckline. Although this variety is plentiful, Mint State examples are seen infrequently, suggesting that the Newman 4-G was likely only a minor part of the Cohen hoard. The light olive obverse has splashes of green-steel toning with considerable orange mint color. The reverse is mostly lustrous bright orange with traces of bluish-olive patina. Obverse 4 is paired with two other reverse dies besides reverse G. The reverse of this coin is plated in Eric P. Newman's classic Virginia coinage reference, Coinage for Colonial Virginia, reproduced at the beginning of Session 1 in this catalog. Ex: U.S. Coin Co. (12/1912), lot 667; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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