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1795 1/2 P Liberty and Security/Irish Halfpenny Mule AU50 PCGS....

2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 9, 2008
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Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Lot Viewing, Room 220 D, E, F
Auction, Room 230 B

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Elusive AU 1795 Liberty and Security Mule
1795 1/2 P Liberty and Security/Irish Halfpenny Mule AU50 PCGS. Baker-31M, Breen-1266. The Baker-31 reverse for the 1795 Washington Liberty and Security token is muled with an Irish halfpenny obverse, also dated 1795. Breen notes, "very scarce," and adds, "usually weakly struck to look worn." A worn copper might find greater acceptance in circulation, since others had presumably taken it. A typically struck medium brown example that has noticeable luster and only a hint of reverse verdigris. (PCGS# 985)

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