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Lot 30417

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30417
Date 1795
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Grade 63
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Baker-29, W-10990, R.6. Produced for circulation in the British Isles, the Grate halfpenny derives its name from the fireplace grate seen on the reverse, meant to conjure the image of a warm home setting. Unlike its reeded edge counterpart, the lettered edge variety is rare in all grades, especially with remaining Red color. This piece stands as the only Red and Brown example certified at NGC, and one of only six so-designated overall (4/14). Rich burgundy patina graces each side, with substantial coppery-red in the protected regions. The strike is bold, giving this problem-free example immense eye appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,232.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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