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Lot 30408

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30408
Date 1791
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Grade 55
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1791 1/2P Washington Liverpool Halfpenny, Copper AU55 NGC. Baker-17, W-10650, R.6. Dated 1791, but possibly struck circa 1793 using the same obverse as the earlier (1791) Large Eagle cents, according to Bowers (Colonial and Early American Coins). This die was slightly larger than the halfpenny planchet (30 mm to 29mm), and as a result, few pieces show border dentils. The reverse was also paired with other dies in the Conder token series. Rulau and Fuld estimate at least 25 pieces are extant of this rare die pairing; none are certified in Mint State, and this is one of just two examples graded at NGC, both AU55 (4/14). Glossy auburn-brown patina graces the smooth surfaces, with ample detail overall, and the edge inscription is complete. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $5,581.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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