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    1723 Hibernia Halfpenny, Martin 4.17-Gc.22
    MS64 Red and Brown

    1723 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny MS64 Red and Brown NGC. M. 4.17-Gc.22, W-13120, R.3. This variety exhibits eleven harp strings and two reverse dots, seen on either side of the date. Martin lists 127 sub-varieties, this piece representing one of the more available. As a date, however, the 1723 Hibernia halfpence is rare with any amount of remaining Red color, as NGC has awarded the Red and Brown designation to just six pieces (4/14). This example displays strong central design definition, with substantial copper-red color beneath light burgundy overtones. The preservation is outstanding, making this an important opportunity for the specialist.
    Ex: A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2ATD, PCGS# 180)


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