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    1787 Massachusetts Half Cent, MS62 Brown
    Well-Struck Ryder 4-C Example

    1787 1/2 C Massachusetts Half Cent MS62 Brown NGC. Ryder 4-C, W-5940, R.2. This is a pleasing type-coin example of the 1787 Massachusetts half cent, showing glossy burgundy-brown surfaces that are free of environmental impairments. The strike is even and well-centered. Central definition is above average -- the shield is not fully defined, but HALF CENT is bold; the Indian's tunic is well-detailed. Satiny luster remains in the fields. Census: 9 in 62 Brown, 19 finer (1/17).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B22, PCGS# 296)

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

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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