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    1723 Hibernia Halfpenny, MS64 Brown
    Martin 4.57-Gc.13

    1723 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny MS64 Brown NGC. Martin 4.57-Gc.13, R.3. This is the 11 harp strings, two dots on the reverse type. A plethora of interesting die characteristics are noticeable on both sides of this remarkable near-Gem specimen. These include die rust, die cracks, clash marks, and tiny planchet flaws. Many of the peripheral letters show doubling.

    None of these mint-made features, most of which are unseen by the unaided eye, inhibit the visual appeal of this conditionally rare piece. Boldly struck and well-centered with some incomplete dentils noted to the left on both sides. There are no abrasions or other post-strike anomalies to concern the potential buyer.
    Ex: "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 @ $4.00; Richard Picker; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2ATD, PCGS# 180)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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