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1773 PENNY Virginia 'Penny' PR66 Brown PCGS. CAC. Newman 1-A....

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 3, 2012
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Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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1773 Virginia 'Penny' PR66 Brown
Ex: Winsor/Garrett/Brand/Ford Specimen
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1773 PENNY Virginia 'Penny' PR66 Brown PCGS. CAC. Newman 1-A. Ex: Ford. No Period, Six Harpstrings. 135.7 gn, per Ford catalog. The very rare proof pattern penny, identified by a wide beaded rim. The strike is needle-sharp, and the deep brown and steel-blue surfaces are gorgeously undisturbed by the passage of time. The 2013 Guide Book plate coin, page 45. Also photographed in Eric Newman's ANS-published 1956 attribution reference. PCGS has certified only eight pieces in all grades. Population: 2 in 66 Brown, 0 finer (6/12).
Ex: Richard B. Winsor Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 12/1895), lot 68; John G. Mills Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 4/1904), lot 102; Virgil Brand Collection; F.C.C. Boyd Collection; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part VII (Stack's, 1/2005), lot 45. (PCGS# 246)

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