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    1787 Half Cent, MS65★ Brown
    R. 4-C, Smooth and Well Struck

    1787 1/2 C Massachusetts Half Cent, R. 4-C, W-5940, R.2, MS65★ Brown NGC. CAC. A repunched M in MASSACHUSETTS characterizes Ryder 4-C. This lustrous and boldly struck commonwealth copper has medium brown and ice-blue toning. On an exceptionally nice planchet, despite a pair of tiny laminations near the O in COMMON. Carbon-free and nearly unabraded. As of (6/21), NGC has certified six pieces as MS65 Brown, and one example as MS65 Red and Brown, with none in finer grades. But among those coins, only the present example has received a Star designation from NGC. Listed on page 57 of the 2022 Guide Book.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 15.
    From The Dickson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 688343, Base PCGS# 296)


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