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

    1795 1/2P Washington Grate Halfpenny, Large Buttons, Reeded Edge MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Baker-29B, W-10955, R.1. Large buttons on Washington's coat and diagonal edge reeding sloping down and to the right identify this piece as Baker-29B. This is the most plentiful Grate halfpenny token variety, but it is rarely seen with any amount of remaining Red color. This piece is tied for the finest of just seven Red and Brown pieces at NGC, with none graded full Red (4/14). Fiery copper-red accents surround smooth burgundy devices, with a well-centered, crisp strike. Any pre-Federal issue retaining significant Red color is rare and highly sought-after.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B7M, PCGS# 747)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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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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