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Lot 30421

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30421
Date 1795
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Grade 40
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description 1795 1/2P Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny, BIRMINGHAM Edge XF40 NGC. Baker-31B, W-11010, R.5. Following the American Revolutionary War, George Washington's likeness appeared on many copper coins and tokens produced in England for sale to collectors, collectively known as the Conder series. In the Liberty and Security subseries, four different edge styles were used for the 1795 halfpence; three lettered and one plain. This piece represents the BIRMINGHAM edge variety, with the inscription BIRMINGHAM REDRUTH & SWANSEA incused around the circumference. The strike is even and unusually strong, with the only area of softness seen on the central shield, where it is minor. The surfaces are problem-free, with smooth chocolate-brown color overall. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $705.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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