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Lot 30418

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30418
Date 1795
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Grade 63
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Reeded Edge MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Baker-29B, W-10955, R.1. Large buttons on Washington's coat and diagonal edge reeding sloping down and to the right identify this piece as Baker-29B. This is the most plentiful Grate halfpenny token variety, but it is rarely seen with any amount of remaining Red color. This piece is tied for the finest of just seven Red and Brown pieces at NGC, with none graded full Red (4/14). Fiery copper-red accents surround smooth burgundy devices, with a well-centered, crisp strike. Any pre-Federal issue retaining significant Red color is rare and highly sought-after. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,410.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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