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    1722 Hibernia Rocks Halfpenny
    M. 1.1-A.1, VF25

    1722 1/2P Hibernia Pattern Halfpenny, Rocks VF25 NGC. Martin 1.1-A.1, W-12650, R.7. This rare variety shows the Head of George, facing right on the obverse, with GEORGIVS to the left, and D: G: REX to the right. On the reverse, a seated figure faces right, with a harp to the left and a design element usually referred to as "rocks" to the far right. "HIBERNAE" appears along the left border with the date 1722 below.

    Just two examples of this variety have been graded by NGC, and this is the finer; the other piece is rated as Good. Struck off-center toward 12 o'clock, this coin is also struck with nearly full medallic alignment. The rim of the planchet is cracked at 5 o'clock on the obverse and correspondingly at 2 o'clock on the reverse. The smooth, unmarked surfaces display uniform charcoal-brown toning, imbued with reddish undertones.
    Ex: Waldo Newcomer; "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $50.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AT9, PCGS# 164)


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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