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    Lord Baltimore Sixpence, AU Details
    The Unique Hodder 1-B Large Bust
    Ex: Boyd, Norweb, Partrick

    (1659) 6PENCE Maryland Lord Baltimore Sixpence, Large Bust, Hodder 1-B, W-1040, Unique -- Cancellation Marks -- NGC Details. AU. Ex: Norweb/Partrick. 33.6 grains. Bold detail and mint luster remain on this very slightly worn Lord Baltimore sixpence. The NGC caveat derives from a large X or + sign etched into the obverse, in the left field before the bust. The Norweb catalog called these large, crisscrossing lines a "cancellation or rejection mark," a theory to which we also subscribe. For the sixpence denomination, the Small Bust design was used for circulating coinage; thus, this piece almost certainly never circulated. This unique piece, struck from the Hodder 1-B dies, was the discovery coin from the Norweb Collection and remains today the only known example of this sole sixpence die pairing.

    The Hodder 1-B dies, Michael Hodder's classification system as laid out in the Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1988, lots 3399-3404) having been adopted by the numismatic community at present as the "official" schema. Obverse. Large Bust. The lowest hair curls behind the head end in two distinct strands; the letters LIU in CAECILIUS are widely spaced. The T in TERRAE is lower while the letters ER are even (double-punching shows on the first R); there is more space between the two R's than between TER, and the two R's are about equally high. The lowest curl behind the head ends in two distinct strands of hair that touch only at their extreme tips in a "dot" or bead shape. Double-punching shows on the I in MARIAE. The upper stroke ending the ampersand (&) ends in a straight line. Reverse. There is a stop after MULTIPLICAMINI. The V in the denomination is double-punched and opposite the C(AMINI), and the I in the denomination is double-punched and under (CRESCI)TE.

    Beautiful golden and green patina amid a silver-gray background appears on the obverse, while the reverse is more deeply toned in silver, greenish-gold, and charcoal. This is a rare opportunity to buy a unique piece of Americana.
    Ex: F.C.C. Boyd; Richard Picker (12/1/1962); Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1988), lot 3402, realized $19,800; Donald Groves Partrick (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5622.
    From the Collection of a Patriotic American.

    Previous collections from this consignor (Continental dollars and Continental currency) can be viewed by clicking the following links:
    The Collection of a Patriotic American -- Continental dollars

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    August, 2019
    14th-18th Wednesday-Sunday
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