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Lot 30312

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30312
Date (1670-75)
/Catalog #
Grade 8
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description (c. 1670) 1/2P St. Patrick Halfpenny VG8 NGC. Vlack 5-F, W-11540. It was an ongoing challenge for the die maker to fit the legends onto the St. Patrick halfpenny. Vlack 5-F was the final die pair attempt. The result was a rather strange combination of letter sizes for GREX, with a large G and the remaining letters smaller, turned this way and that to fit in a jumble. This example is smoothly worn and without defects, with glossy, chocolate-brown surfaces. Heavy wear on the obverse defines the grade, yet the coin remains appealing with the reverse about 10 points sharper than the obverse. The coin appears wholly original and untouched except for lengthy circulation. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,116.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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