1723 1/2 P Hibernia, BN MS (PCGS# 180)

The March 2013 Baltimore Auction

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1723 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Martin 4.17-Gc.22, W-Unlisted (W-13120 for similar type). Rarity-3. MS-62 BN (PCGS). 112.6 grains. Somewhat glossy deep golden-brown surfaces exhibit soft underlying luster and some central ticks on both sides, there when struck and not at all distracting to the naked eye. We note a patch of scaly black detritus at the top of the effigy's head and at GRA that engages the viewer's eye under low magnification; to the unaided eye it appears to be toning. A similar area is seen at the bottom of the reverse.
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