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    1793 C-4, B-4 Half Cent, XF45
    Exceptional Aesthetic Appeal
    Breen Die State II Plate Coin

    1793 Liberty Cap Left, Straight Cap, C-4, B-4, R.3, XF45 NGC. CAC. Our EAC grade XF40. 108.4 grains. Breen Die State II. Manley Die State 2.0. Walter Breen and Ronald Manley both call for a small die defect on top of the 7 for their second die state. Breen calls the defect a rust pit in his Half Cent Encyclopedia, where this coin is plated for the die state.

    The four varieties of 1793 half cents are each plentiful enough to permit specialist collectors to complete the set yet scarce enough, especially in higher grades, to enjoy exceptional demand. The Breen-Hanson Condition Census reports just 20 Mint State examples for all four varieties, combined.

    This piece is said to be from the Ebenezer Gilbert Collection, although we have no proof of that provenance despite checking all catalogs reporting coins from the Gilbert Collection. The rich chocolate-brown surfaces of this beautiful example are virtually flawless with sharp design features and exceptional aesthetic appeal. The November 1968 Stack's catalog records a grade of About Uncirculated. The cataloger described the piece as "a rich, warm chocolate specimen. Nicely struck with superb surfaces and rims." That description has not changed to this day. This extraordinary half cent has made its home with Donald G. Partrick for more than 50 years since the last time it was offered for sale and is a completely new example to the current generation of collectors. An important opportunity to acquire a variety that is typically found only in low grades.
    Ex: Stack's (11/1968), lot 447; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2222, Variety PCGS# 35012, Base PCGS# 1000)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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