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Lot 30009

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30009
Date 1773
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Grade 62
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1773 1/2P Virginia Halfpenny, Period MS62 Brown NGC. N. 24-K, W-1570, R.1. 114.6 grains. This variety has a period following GEORGIVS, and seven strings in the harp on the reverse. The obverse and reverse dies were uniquely used for this variety. Note the characteristic die chip found in the obverse field in front of King George III's neck. This die defect must have occurred when the die was being made, since it can be seen on virtually all high-grade examples. This coin has smooth chocolate-brown surfaces with traces of golden-tan. A century ago, Henry Chapman described this piece as "Ex. fine, light olive." Ex: George Parsons (Henry Chapman, 6/1914), lot 38; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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