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Lot 30415

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30415
Date 1795
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Grade 58
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Small Buttons, Reeded Edge AU58 NGC. Baker-29D, W-10950, R.4. Grate halfpennies were struck in Birmingham for use on the British Isles, but have long been collected as part of the American colonial pieces. Produced with a reeded edge, only one variety of the small buttons variant is known, and it is far scarcer than the reeded edge large buttons variety, especially in Mint State. Attractive, well-struck examples are elusive, and no Red and Brown pieces have been seen by NGC or PCGS (4/14). This piece displays smooth, glossy surfaces beneath rich auburn patina. The strike is unusually bold, and only a brush of friction is seen over the high points. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $822.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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