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Lot 30364

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30364
Date 1724
/Catalog #
Grade 65
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1724 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny SP65 Brown NGC. M. 9.2-Nb.1, R.7. Date below. Martin identifies four obverse and six reverse pattern dies for Hibernia halfpence, for a total of eight pattern varieties, all of which are exceedingly rare. Martin's 9.2-Nb.1 pattern, here represented, is identified in part by a goiter-like bulge on the throat, and by the position of the second stop: just left of center between the I and G. On the reverse, the harp strings are even and parallel, with the front of Hibernia's face midway between the E and R. This reverse die is only used with obverse 9.2, though the obverse is also paired with reverse P.1, which portrays a scepter and trident motif, rather than the seated figure. This boldly struck piece is one of just four 1724 Hibernia halfpence patterns certified, and is the sole example at NGC (4/14). Subtle bluish accents complement glossy chocolate-brown patina on each side, delivering an exceptional level of eye appeal. Ex: Waldo Newcomer; "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $200.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $32,900.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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