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Lot 30352

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30352
Date 1722
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Grade 58
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1722 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny, Type One, Harp Left AU58 NGC. M. 3.2-Bb.3, W-12690, R.4. The reverse design was changed in 1722, with the seated figure remodeled and the harp moved to the right side, rather than the left. The Harp Left variety is more plentiful, but is still considered scarce in any grade. Martin lists six sub-varieties for this variant, this piece representing one of the rarer. The smooth, problem-free surfaces display a medium orange-brown patina, with faint tinges of bronze-red in the reverse crevices, and only a brush of friction seen over the high points. NGC has certified only eight numerically finer pieces, with none granted a Red and Brown designation (4/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,116.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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