Lot #19. 1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny. Breen-221. Imperial Head. AU-53 (PCGS).
The September 2009 Philadelphia Rarities Sale - 9/22/2009
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Breen's so-called "Imperial Head" variety with an obverse portrait that may be that of Charles Edward Stuart, a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Stuart claimant to the throne of England. Both sides exhibit dominant reddish-copper patina, a few of the more protected areas around the devices with deeper gray-brown highlights. Rather well centered for the type, with no mentionable disturbances apart from a few as-struck planchet flaws over the lower-left obverse.