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    1773 'Virginia Penny' Pattern, PR62 Brown
    Newman 1-A, W-1390
    Attractive and Original Coloration

    1773 Virginia Penny Pattern, Newman 1-A, W-1390, R.6, PR62 Brown NGC. The absence of a dot after GEORGIVS and the presence of six harp strings establish this coin as one of the rare Virginia so-called pattern pennies, which actually may be trial or test pieces as thought by Eric P. Newman. The oversized planchet (1 1/8" diameter) and mirror-finish fields confirm NGC's Proof designation. Bold beads define the borders. The large size is the single most obvious identifier. By far, the vast majority of 1773 Virginia coppers are halfpennies.

    Rare as a proof, Newman 1-A and the rest of approximately 670,000+ halfpennies were struck in England, even though an existing charter allowed the British colony to produce its own coinage. The surfaces of this strongly struck and richly toned example display shades of auburn-brown with chestnut and blue accents. The visual appeal is outstanding. Listed on page 47 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2TVV, PCGS# 246)

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