Lot #6. 1773 Virginia Halfpenny. Breen-180. Period. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC.
The January 2009 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/4/2009
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As with virtually all Virginia Halfpennies extant, this glossy near-Gem almost certainly traces its pedigree to a cache discovered in Richmond, Virginia before the Civil War. Boldly struck and highly attractive, we note flickers of original pinkish-red luster peering through an overlay of medium-brown patina. A well-preserved piece that is at the threshold of full Gem quality.