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    1760 Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny, VF35
    Nelson 12, P Before Face

    1760 1/2 P Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny, P Before Face, Nelson-12, Zelinka 15-N, W-13950, R.2, VF35 NGC. Die alignment: 210°. A superior example of the mysterious issue with a P stamped in front of the obverse face. Smooth light-brown surfaces combine with a firm strike to give this piece good eye appeal. The P was thought to refer to Princeps Charles Edward until Nelson suggested that John Hely-Hutchinson, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, was intended. However, as Hely-Hutchinson did not assume that position until 1775, this appears to be erroneous. Listed on page 51 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2AUE, PCGS# 271)


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
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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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