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    1795 Grate Halfpenny, MS63 Red and Brown
    Baker-29, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge

    1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Baker-29, W-10990, R.6. Produced for circulation in the British Isles, the Grate halfpenny derives its name from the fireplace grate seen on the reverse, meant to conjure the image of a warm home setting. Unlike its reeded edge counterpart, the lettered edge variety is rare in all grades, especially with remaining Red color. This piece stands as the only Red and Brown example certified at NGC, and one of only six so-designated overall (4/14). Rich burgundy patina graces each side, with substantial coppery-red in the protected regions. The strike is bold, giving this problem-free example immense eye appeal.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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