1723 1/2 P Hibernia, RB MS (PCGS# 181)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 133
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1723 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Martin 4.73-Gb.9, W-13120. Rarity-6. MS-65 RB (PCGS). 115.7 grains. Not only is this a rare die pairing but the condition is incredible with considerable mint red on both sides and light tan fading. The surfaces are free of problematic specks or spots, and the color is not at all mottled. Furthermore the planchet is smooth with hard surfaces. Later die state with the legends drawn to the rim, crumbling, rust and cracks as noted for this die pairing, clear when examined with a loupe. Certainly the finest of the variety and one of the finer examples of this type as well.