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    (1659) Lord Baltimore Fourpence, XF40
    Hodder 1-A, Large Bust
    Collectible Maryland Groat

    (1659) 4PENCE Lord Baltimore Fourpence XF40 PCGS. CAC. Hodder 1-A, W-1010, R.6. 20.5 grains. Struck from the Hodder 1-A fourpence dies. Large Bust. Although moderate wear appears, this attractive silver-gray piece is well-centered on the nicely rounded planchet and shows most of the beading around the obverse rim, save for an area from about 1 to 2:30, where much of CAECILIUS is illegible. Bold detail remains on the peripheral legends elsewhere and the hair curls in the portrait. The reverse shows a similar appearance, well-matched to the obverse with weakness on the beading from about 4 to 6 o'clock. Planchet adjustment marks appear on the lower reverse through MUL and the lower shield, and a die crack between MUL and T makes the planchet no longer coplanar near the reverse rim there.

    The Lord Baltimore groats in midgrade condition, as here, are "merely" rare as opposed to the unobtainable status of so many issues and varieties in this historic series. PCGS reports one Fine, three Very Fine, and one each in XF40 (the present coin), XF45, (2) AU53, AU55, and an MS62 (7/19).
    Ex: J. Troyan (5/21/1969); The Donald Groves Partrick Collection (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5620; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2016), lot 5207.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 2U3J, PCGS# 32)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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