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    1788 Massachusetts Half Cent, MS63 Brown
    Ryder 1-A, Ex: Ford, The Ryder Plate Coin

    1788 1/2 C Massachusetts Half Cent, Ryder 1-A, W-6000, High R.4, MS63 Brown NGC. Ex: Ryder plate coin, condition census for the variety. Ryder 1-A is by far the scarcer of the two 1788 half cent varieties, seldom seen in any grade above the XF level. This glossy Mint State coin exhibits even olive-brown color on the obverse and deeper burgundy on the reverse. Some slight softness is noted on the Indian and the extreme center shield, though the major design elements are clear and HALF CENT is complete.
    Ex: Ralph R. Barker Collection (Chapman Brothers, 7/1904), lot 358; Hillyer Ryder; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 10/2004), lot 108; Jon Hanson; Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B23, PCGS# 308)


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