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Lot 30373

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30373
Date 1760
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Grade 40
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1760 1/2P Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny XF40 NGC. N. 15, Z. 3-A, W-1382X, R.4. Possibly produced as a speculative venture, Voce Populi tokens, which bear the inscription HIBERNIA (Ireland), circulated primarily in that country, though some pieces may have been found in the American colonies alongside other miscellaneous foreign coins. The similarity of the obverse legend, VOCE POPULI, to that seen on Georgivs Triumpho tokens dated 1783, VOCE POPOLI, is partly what caused the pieces to be adopted by American colonial collectors, according to Bowers. This piece displays deep chocolate-brown patina over glossy, problem-free surfaces. The legends are clear, and bold definition is seen on the central obverse. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,116.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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