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    Very Rare Lettered Edge
    1795 Washington Grate Halfpenny
    MS62 Red and Brown, Large Buttons

    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. Undisturbed aside from a minuscule spot between the bust and the AN in HUMANITY. The faint curved lines within the grate were on the planchet prior to the strike, and similar lines are seen on many other Large Button halfpennies. 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 2009 Guide Book.
    Ex: Oak Collection of American Colonial Coinage (Heritage, 9/2005), lot 462, which realized $2,530.


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


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