Martin 3.2-F.4, W-1236 variety, Crowned Rose Redbook type. Considered to be Rarity-7.
About the nicest example of this Halfpenny issue we’ve ever had, all original, with much fresh golden color remaining (which is seldom the case on these).
Editor’s note: We have long advocated that Rosa Americana coinage should be given color designations equivalent to the BN, RB and RD used on copper coins – perhaps BN, GB and GD – to recognize desirable specimens with their original golden color intact. In which case the present example would be a solid MS63 GB.
This piece is very sharply struck too, with a bold border of cannonball denticles on the obverse and reverse.
Ex Stack’s Bowers sale of the Syd Martin Collection; earlier Heritage’s July 2008 Baltimore ANA Sale, lot #886; earlier Stack’s May 2005 sale of the John Ford Collection, Part IX, lot #128; earlier F.C.C. Boyd; earlier Hillyer Ryder; earlier Lyman Low’s December 1923 211th Sale, lot #19.
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Coin #: 905685 | Cert. #: 45294422