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Lot 30011

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30011
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. 26-Y, W-1680, R.2. 121.5 grains. A period follows GEORGIVS, and the reverse has eight harp strings on this variety. Both dies are unique to the 26-Y, appearing nowhere else in the Virginia series. In addition, this is the only variety that combines a With Period obverse and an eight-stringed reverse. This Gem has muted bluish-olive toning on both sides, and retains more than 50% of its fiery orange mint color. This coin is the second Virginian in this group with the highly desirable feature of having both obverse and reverse serving as plate coins in Eric Newman's classic research on Virginia coinage. Ex: Harlan Page 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 $3,818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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