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Lot 30006

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30006
Date 1773
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Grade 65
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1773 1/2P Virginia Halfpenny, No Period MS65 Brown NGC. N. 7-D, W-1480, R.2. 113.6 grains. Seven Harp Strings. The No Period obverse is combined with a reverse featuring seven harp strings. Newman 7-D is the most plentiful variety of the No Period type, and can often be found in high grade. The reverse D is paired with two other obverse dies, making it one of the longer lasting dies. Note the center dot on the reverse found on the vertical bar in the shield. This glossy chocolate-brown Gem has traces of pale blue toning on the obverse, and subdued magenta and green on the reverse, blended with golden-tan that is faded from original orange mint color. Another highly desirable plate coin (obverse) in Eric P. Newman's classic research of Virginia coinage. Ex: B. Max Mehl (11/1954), lot 2075; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $3,290.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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