1795 1/2P Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny, ASYLUM ...
1795 1/2P Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny, ASYLUM Edge AU55 PCGS. Baker-31A. Engraved by Arnold, Dixon & Mainwaring for William Lutwyche after the higher relief Kempson design. This variety is called "very rare" by Breen, and is an interesting British tribute to their late American adversary. The diagnostic die crack arcs from the rim across the eagle through ECUR of SECURITY back to the rim. Deep brown with a dash of reddish patina in front of Washington's chin. One of perhaps only 15 pieces known. Listed on page 61 of the 2002 Guide Book. (PCGS# 761)
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