1722 1/2 P Rosa Amer, D.G. REX (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
101
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Bath Metal
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Unknown source, sold privately on 12/5/1966 - Ted L. Craige Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:8, $4,406.25

1 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:6020, $6,612.50

3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade

Unknown source, sold privately on 12/5/1966 - Ted L. Craige Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:8, $4,406.25

#1 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:6020, $6,612.50

#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1722 D.G. REX Rosa Americana Halfpenny is a scarce variant that features an abbreviation of the legend "DEI GRATIA REX." Breen called this a prototype, which may be the case because there is only one D.G. REX variety and there are many DEI GRATIA REX varieties.

Building a Condition Census for the D.G. REX variety has been an interesting challenge because none has been attempted before. We have uncovered at least a dozen Mint State examples, though there are no Gems among them. The best examples appear to be a pair of PCGS MS63's, but the three Mint State examples from the Ford sales may be contenders, as well.

For in-depth information on this series, see Syd Martin's 2011 book, "The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood."