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    Finest Certified Lettered Edge
    1795 North Wales Halfpenny, Ex: Ford

    1795 1/2P Washington North Wales Halfpenny, Lettered Edge AU55 PCGS. Baker-34A, Breen-1296, R.7. The Lettered Edge variety (PAYABLE IN LANCASTER LONDON OR BRISTOL) is much more rare than the Plain Edge variety. A glossy and attractive mahogany-brown piece that bears few marks from its brief circulation. Bold for a North Wales Halfpenny, although the top of Washington's head and the lower left of the harp are not clearly struck. These pieces were intended to look worn when new, to facilitate their acceptance in circulation. Listed on page 68 of the 2005 Guide Book. Population: 1 in 55, 0 finer (1/08).
    Ex: Fred Baldwin, 6/67; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part II (Stack's, 5/04), lot 47, which realized $4,370; San Francisco ANA Signature (Heritage, 7/05), lot 5045, which realized $7,475.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B88, PCGS# 773)


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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