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Lot 30003

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30003
Date 1773
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Grade 63
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1773 1/2P Virginia Halfpenny, No Period MS63 Brown NGC. N. 4-O, W-1470, R.4. 121.3 grains. The same type as the preceding, with seven strings in the harp on the reverse. The O reverse is the second reverse paired with obverse 4 and is scarcer than the 4-G die combination. The Virginia Newman 4-O halfpenny appears infrequently at auction. The usual minor die sinking is noted at the A of VIRGINIA on this reverse. Lustrous olive-brown surfaces appear on both sides with a small splash of deep toning at the lower right obverse. Hints of turquoise toning appear in the hair details, and traces of faded mint red are noted on the reverse. Struck on a slightly larger diameter planchet than many other Virginia pieces. Ex: B. Max Mehl (11/1954), lot 2076; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,410.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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