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    1724 Hibernia Halfpenny, AU53
    Martin 8.1-L.3, W-13730

    1724 1/2 P Hibernia Halfpenny, Martin 8.1-L.3, W-13730, R.5, AU53 NGC. Die alignment: 180°. An attractive example of a scarcer variety of Hibernia halfpenny. Well centered and struck, this would make a good addition to either a variety or type set. The reverse details are sharp, especially noticeable in the harp, which is often found weak. Rich golden-brown toning is found on both sides. Only a bit of circulation rub can be seen in the high points. The tip of George's bust is doubled on this obverse, which is a diagnostic. Listed on page 47 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2ATH, PCGS# 190)


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
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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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