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    (1659) Lord Baltimore Groat, VF30
    Rare Maryland Colonial Issue, W-1010

    (1659) 4PENCE Lord Baltimore Fourpence VF30 NGC. Hodder 1-A, W-1010, R.6. The "Large bust and shield" variety, perhaps better described as the off-center bust, since it is placed too low in the field and closely approaches the exergue legends. Rarer than the sixpence, the fourpence (or groat) has only two die varieties. Hodder 2-B is essentially uncollectible, which focuses demand on the present variety. This piece has complete, bold legends with deep lavender and steel-blue toning. The lower left obverse field has parallel marks, but the surfaces are otherwise smooth. The late die state with a prominent break between the V in IV and the right shield border. Listed on page 42 of the 2020 Guide Book. Census: 1 in 30, 5 finer (11/19).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 3540; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2019), lot 3634. (NGC ID# 2U3J, PCGS# 32)


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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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