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    Finest Certified Washington Ship Halfpenny
    Lettered Edge, MS63

    1793 1/2P Washington Ship Halfpenny, Copper, Lettered Edge MS63 Brown PCGS. Baker-18, R.3. Traces of faded mint red accompany the smooth medium brown surfaces. A couple of faint and small sky-blue spots do not distract. The reverse die was apparently not properly annealed, since all examples seen have a bulged appearance on the central reverse. However, most of the ship is sharp, and only the upper right rigging is diminished by the sunken reverse die, with a similar effect on the highest point of Washington's shoulder opposite the bulge. This is the single finest example of this coin known to either major grading service out of a mere thirteen coins to receive any Mint State grade. Listed on page 79 of the 2008 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B7J, PCGS# 734)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
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