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Lot 30010

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30010
Date 1773
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Grade 65
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1773 1/2P Virginia Halfpenny, Period MS65 Red and Brown NGC. N. 25-M, W-1580, R.2. 121.5 grains. A period follows GEORGIVS, and the reverse harp has seven harp strings. Note the characteristic die chip in the reverse on the lower portion of the vertical shield bar. There are 29 known die varieties of Virginia halfpence, along with another variety called a 'penny,' and the silver 'shilling.' Newman 25-M is one of eight monogamous die pairs in the halfpence series. A lovely Gem from the famous Stickney collection, this example has considerable orange mint color, attractively blended with olive-brown toning. Henry Chapman described this piece as 'Uncirculated. Bright red' in 1907, and it realized 60 cents. Ex: Matthew Adams Stickney (Henry Chapman, 6/1907), lot 106; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $4,112.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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