1723 Hibernia Halfpenny, Nice EXTREMELY FINE coin, no reserve, scarce variety!
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1723 Hibernia Halfpenny. Martin 4.38-Gc.25. Rarity-4. Extremely Fine, nicely struck overall, the reverse perhaps a tad stronger than the obverse. The legends are full on either side, the date is sharp, and the design detail is as expected for the grade level, the reverse especially strong with all the harpstrings bold and defined. Medium brown, the surfaces hard and a bit glossy, and attractive to the eye, though with a few of the expected marks from circulation, none too detracting, though a small hairline scratch and a few marks are noted in the fields of either side. Nice late state of this obverse die with a large diebreak through the bottom of the bust on the obverse, connecting the first and last letters of the legend, quite impressive. A lovely specimen with good eye appeal overall we have seen lesser examples in "50" holders, though we think the EF grade here is far more accurate. This general type is pictured and listed on Page 45 of the 2016 edition of The Redbook [which has had massive pricing updates, and is now FAR more accurate than it ever has been, even though it resulted in lowering of prices for many common type coins!], where EF examples are listed at $275, which is just for the type and doesn't take account the rarity of individual varieties; this is offered here WITHOUT RESERVE. The newly-published book on... read more