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    1773 Virginia Halfpenny, Gem Red
    With Period, Newman 25-M

    1773 1/2 P Virginia Halfpenny, Period, MS65 Red PCGS. N. 25-M, W-1580, R.2. Seven harp strings. In its Detroit ANA auction appearance, we cataloged the present lot as "undoubtedly the finest example we can remember having seen. Struck on a highly polished planchet prior to striking, the coin has an exceptional brightness and freshness of color that is truly amazing. The bright red color is accented by brown only on the highest portions of the design elements on each side. Showing an unerring eye for quality, the consignor, David M. Faraday, purchased this coin from the Little Mint of San Francisco on November 7, 1967 for the princely sum of $75!" To this we can only add that the halfpenny is semi-prooflike, lacks noticeable marks, and is housed in a green label holder. Listed on page 47 of the 2020 Guide Book. Population: 2 in 65 Red, 0 finer (4/19).
    Ex: Detroit ANA (Heritage, 7/1994), lot 5008; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 2219, which realized $6,325. (NGC ID# 2ATK, PCGS# 242)


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

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
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