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Lot 30311

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30311
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 5-D, W-11540. This nice example of the Vlack 5-D variety was purchased by Eric P. Newman from Jack Klausen in 1966. Glossy, light-brown surfaces show weakness at REX and a small amount of microscopic pitting along a dark streak that travels up the king's robe. The reverse is smooth and attractive. Some speculate the halfpence planchets were processed from Swedish copper, a higher quality, more malleable copper than the flans used for striking St. Patrick farthings. The farthings were not so well struck and succumbed more easily to wear and environmental factors. This halfpenny variety was the first with Medium Letters legends, not listed in Breen, with the crown dividing FLORE and AT. Ex: Jack Klausen (8/1966); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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