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1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION

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1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION

1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION
1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, Harp to Left. About Uncirculated, in an NGC slab where this is graded AU50 BN, though perhaps a bit nicer than that overall. This is the ERIC P. NEWMAN specimen which appeared as Lot 30353 in the May, 2014 sale of his collection by Heritage, where it was described as follows. 1722 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny, Type One, Harp Left AU50 NGC. As a date, the Harp Left type of William Wood’s 1722 Hibernia halfpenny is rarely seen in Mint State, and pleasing AU pieces are nearly as elusive. Five chief varieties are known, differentiated by the number of harp strings present. Martin describes six minor varieties for the eight strings variant, of which 4.1-Bb. 2 is one of the more plentiful, and is often seen in type specialists’ cabinets. This representative exhibits strong detail, particularly on the obverse, with smooth, problem-free surfaces and even olive-brown patina overall. Ex: Richard Picker; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Light rub on the high points as expected, but free of any major marks, abrasions or damage, and we think a 53 grade more appropriate, especially with the lovely color. This first type with the harp to left is seldom found in higher grades and it seems most spent quite some time in circulation. Accompanied by the original lot ticket from the Newman sale, TWO different Newman envelopes (only one pictured above, this one likely made in the 1960s when Bob Vlack was researching die varieties of the Hibernia coinage, a project that was completed but sadly never published; the attribution number on this envelope is Vlacks; a table in the rear of Syd Martins work correlates the Vlack and Martin numbers), and a cotton liner bearing the name and address of Richard Picker, the first dealer to specialize in American colonial coins. A lovely example, especially with this outstanding provenance. The pictures are of the actual coin being offered, and have been enlarged in size to show the detail and we have included pictures in both color and black and white, of both sides of the coin, as well as a combined photo showing both sides. We have over 30 years experience as professional dealers in US colonial coinage and another 15 years prior to that as collectors of the series as well. Thank you again for your interest, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. The item “1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION” is in sale since Friday, June 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Colonial”. The seller is “numisma” and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Certification: NGC
  • Coin: Wood’s Hibernia Coin
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: AU50
  • Year: 1722
  • Grade: AU50
  • Strike Type: Business
  • Composition: Copper
  • Certification Number: 2040972-014

1722 Hibernia Halfpenny, rare date, NGC AU50, lovely, ex ERIC NEWMAN COLLECTION