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Lot 30323

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30323
/Catalog #
Grade 20
Service Details NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description (1694) TOKEN London Elephant Halfpenny, Thin Planchet -- Holed -- NGC Details. VF. Diagonals in Shield. Hodder 1-A, W-12000, R.6. 204.2 grains. This is the important variety that has diagonals at the center of the shield. Hodder numbers for the Elephant tokens are from Michael Hodder's article, "The London, Carolina, and New England Elephant Tokens," that appeared in the October 1987 Bowers and Merena sale of the Norweb Collection, Part 1. Planchet size is variable, with examples described on both thin and thick planchets. Breen identified this variety on thin planchets with a weight range of 172 to 201 grains, although the present piece is slightly above that range. The crude hole in this example has reduced the weight by an unknown amount. Olive-brown surfaces show hints of greenish verdigris. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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