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Lot 30318

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30318
Date (1688)
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Grade 61
Service NGC
Denomination 1/24RL
Description (1688) TOKEN American Plantation Token, Restrike MS61 NGC. N. 4-E, W-1155, R.5. 129.0 grains. The composition of this Newman 4-E example is composed of 99% tin and 1% trace elements. That the composition is almost pure tin suggests that this piece is an original strike from the late 17th century. However, the overall quality points to its likely status as a restrike. The largest output of Matthew Young restrikes were examples of Newman 5-E. The others, including this variety, are considerably rarer. Although research continues, the differentiation between originals and restrikes is uncertain. While the surfaces of this steel-gray example are imperfect, the considerable light gray luster adds considerably to its eye appeal. The Rarity-5 rating is based primarily on the perceived population of restrikes. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,116.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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