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    1723 Hibernia Halfpenny
    Martin 4.93-Gc.35, MS64+ Red and Brown

    1723 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny MS64+ Red and Brown NGC. M. 4.93-Gc.35, W-13120, R.4. Unlike the Rosa Americana tokens, which were intended for circulation in the American colonies, Hibernia (Ireland) farthings and halfpence were struck for use in Ireland. By late 1723, however, the Hibernia coinage had become unpopular, due in part to suspicions about the pieces being underweight, so some were eventually exported to the American colonies. Most extant pieces show varying signs of wear, and Mint State pieces retaining significant Red color are rarely seen. This is one of just six Red and Brown pieces at NGC (4/14), with well-balanced red and auburn patina over both sides. The devices are well-defined, with overall excellent visual appeal.
    Ex: 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: 15
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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