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1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge MS65 Brown PCGS. Baker-29, W-10990, R.6....

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 29, 2012
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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Norweb's Gem Brown Lettered Edge, Baker-29
Large Buttons 1795 Grate Halfpenny
1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge MS65 Brown PCGS. Baker-29, W-10990, R.6. Ex: Norweb. Though the Reeded Edge variety is relatively common, the Lettered Edge Grate halfpenny is a significant rarity. PCGS has certified a total of only 20 examples, with the present lot as the single highest graded. Toned medium brown with hints of the initial red at the margins. Flawless aside from a couple of faint curved central reverse flan marks characteristic of the issue. Listed on page 83 of the 2013 Guide Book.
Ex: B. Max Mehl (1/1937); Norweb Collection of Washingtonia (Stack's, 11/2006), lot 2030, which realized $5,750. (PCGS# 743)

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