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Lot 30309

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30309
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 20
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description (c. 1670) 1/2P St. Patrick Halfpenny VF20 NGC. Vlack 4-B, W-11540. The Vlack 4-B die pair is a rare variety, highly valued by collectors and always in demand. This coin is strongly denticled for the grade and type, with only minor edge weakness on the lower quadrant of the reverse. Striking pressure was too great when this die pair was produced, with several examples showing a cracked flan, although not always in the same place on the coin. This example is cracked at 2 o'clock on the obverse and more visibly at 10 o'clock on the reverse. Appealing rich-brown fields surround light-brown devices. The flash is gone from the brass splasher, except for remnants seen with a glass. This important halfpenny variety is sure to prompt considerable interest from variety collectors both for its rarity and overall quality. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $10,575.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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