1723 1/2 P Hibernia, RB MS (PCGS# 181)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 126
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1723 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Martin 4.52-Gb.8, W-13120. Rarity-4. MS-64 RB (PCGS). 116.7 grains. This is a very late die state with advanced cracks and crumbling through the legends. As to the strike, it is average with moderate softness on the King's hair and eye, as well as the central reverse. Impressive mint color on both sides with some fading and a minor speck or two when closely examined. Scarce this attractive and technically, thus destined for a high grade collection of these early issues.