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    Rare Lettered Edge, Large Buttons
    1795 Washington Grate Halfpenny, Baker-39

    1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge MS62 Red and Brown PCGS. Baker-29. Not to be confused with the common Baker-29AA reeded edge variety. The Rulau update of Fuld (1999) states "about 10 known." Substantial orange-red color fills the legends and outlines the devices. The fields and portrait have toned medium brown. A minuscule spot between the bust and the AN in HUMANITY, but the faint curved lines within the grate are as made and seen on many other examples. The die cud on the F in FIRM suggests the lettered edge pieces were struck at a later time than the reeded edge pieces. Listed on page 79 of the 2008 Guide Book.
    Ex: Oak Collection of American Colonial Coinage (Heritage, 9/2005), lot 462, which realized $2,530.

    From The Liberty Collection of American Colonial Coinage, Part Three.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B7K, PCGS# 744)


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    May-Jun, 2008
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