1723 1/2 P Hibernia, RB MS (PCGS# 181)

The March 2013 Baltimore Auction

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1723 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Martin 4.34-Gb.3, W-13120. Rarity-2. MS-65 RB (PCGS). 119.9 grains. The faded mint color is well balanced and pleasing with much of the original Red intact on both sides. This is an intermediate die state with several of the letters and devices drawn by the force of the strike moving outward near the rims. Specks or spots are notably absent, and the surfaces retain the Gem level of preservation, and hence this prize will surely find many suitors when it crosses the auction block.
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