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    1795 Washington Grate Halfpenny, VF35
    Baker-29, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge

    1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Lettered Edge VF35 NGC. Baker-29, W-10990, R.6. Part of the Conder tokens, Grate halfpennies were produced in quantity as advertisement for the Clark & Harris firm in London, dealers in stoves and fireplace grates. Most pieces, however, are of the reeded edge variety, and the lettered edge variant is rare. Interestingly, the few examples that are known, are primarily in AU or Mint State grades, and this is the only piece certified below AU50 (4/14). Light wear is seen across both sides, but the medium brown surfaces are remarkably free of environmental impairments, and the remaining detail is excellent for the grade.
    Ex: A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B7K, PCGS# 743)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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