1723 1/2P Hibernia Specimen Halfpenny SP65 Brown PCGS. CAC...
Rare SP65 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny1723 1/2P Hibernia Specimen Halfpenny SP65 Brown PCGS. CAC No stop before H, stop after date, Narrow 3, 11 harpstrings, beaded cincture. Martin 4.40-Gc.18, R.2. An early die state without the obverse legend crumbling associated with obverse 4.40. Intricately detailed with rich crimson and burnt-gold coloration over smooth, glossy surfaces. The fields are decidedly prooflike. Rare as a specimen striking, with only a handful of auction appearances over the past decade. The Roper Collection specimen realized $3,630 in 1983. Listed on page 42 of the 2008 Guide Book. Population: 3 in SP65 Brown, 1 finer (11/08).
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 68, which realized $12,650.
From The San Jose Collection of Colonial Coinage. (PCGS# 196)
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