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Lot 30005

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30005
Date 1773
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Grade 64
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1773 1/2P Virginia Halfpenny, No Period MS64 Brown NGC. N. 6-X, W-1610, R.3. 121.2 grains. Eight Harp Strings. Obverse 6 is only found with reverse X, while that reverse can also be found with obverse 20. The 6 obverse usually has a die chip over the eyebrow of King George III and the reverse has spalling over the upper outer portions of the shield. This Choice Mint State example with bluish-olive patina has dappled steel toning and splashes of original mint color in the protected areas. The desirability of this coin is increased by the fact that the reverse was used as the plate coin in Eric P. Newman's classic research on Virginia coinage. Ex: Harlan P. Smith (Chapman Brothers, 5/1906), lot 38; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Lot 38 in the Smith catalog was a five piece lot of Virginia halfpence. Realized $1,292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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