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Lot 30414

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30414
Date 1795
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Grade 45
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1795 1/2P Washington North Wales Halfpenny, Plain Edge, One Star at Each Side of Harp XF45 NGC. Baker-34, W-11150, R.3. Unlike the Conder tokens of the same period, the undated North Wales halfpenny tokens were not made for sale to collectors, and this is reflected by the inferior craftsmanship of the dies. However, the thin planchets and weakly struck details may have aided in the acceptance of these pieces in circulation, as they usually turned dark quickly and appeared well-used. This piece is exceptionally well-detailed for the issue, with the harp edges nearly complete and above-average definition on Washington's head. The smooth surfaces are a rarely seen light brown patina. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $940.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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