Earlyhalves's Coin Album

1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Large Planchet AU55 PCGS #23

1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Reversed N, AU55 PCGS. CAC. Noe-5, W-720, Salmon 4-Di, R.4. 70.0 gn. Backward or retrograde first N in ENGLAND. Without pellets at trunk. Noe 4, 5, and 6 are all from the same die pair with various Boston Mint re-engravings of the tree and letters. Nearly full glossy luster is visible on both sides of this lovely deep gray piece. Hints of blue, gold, and iridescent toning on both sides add to its desirability. A definite S-bend is evident from the rocker press used to coin these pieces. None of the frequently seen planchet splits are evident on this remarkable piece. Listed on page 51 of the 2019 Guide Book. Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5400; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2011), lot 5002, which realized $12,075.

1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Large Planchet AU55 PCGS #23

1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Reversed N, AU55 PCGS. CAC. Noe-5, W-720, Salmon 4-Di, R.4. 70.0 gn. Backward or retrograde first N in ENGLAND. Without pellets at trunk. Noe 4, 5, and 6 are all from the same die pair with various Boston Mint re-engravings of the tree and letters. Nearly full glossy luster is visible on both sides of this lovely deep gray piece. Hints of blue, gold, and iridescent toning on both sides add to its desirability. A definite S-bend is evident from the rocker press used to coin these pieces. None of the frequently seen planchet splits are evident on this remarkable piece. Listed on page 51 of the 2019 Guide Book. Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5400; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2011), lot 5002, which realized $12,075.

(1659) 6P Lord Baltimore Maryland XF45 PCGS #33

(1659) 6PENCE Lord Baltimore Sixpence XF45 PCGS. Hodder 2-C, W-1060, R.5. Die alignment: 180°. Small Bust. No stop after MVLTIPLICAMINI. The obverse shows light circulation, mostly observable over the high points of Cecil Calvert's hair. The strike is uneven, with the initial letters of MARIÆ faint and the features of Calvert's face soft. The reverse is generally bold, though with similar incompleteness of strike found toward the left center of the coin, with the V of the denomination being weak. An old scratch extends from the left of the crown to the rim. Both sides are pleasing silver-gray, with slightly darker toning in some of the protected areas of the legends and devices. Well-centered for the issue. There are traces of a misplaced M punched between the C and A of MVLTIPLICAMINI, a diagnostic for this die.

St Patrick 1/2 P New Jersey XF40BN PCGS #46

(1670-75) 1/2 P St. Patrick Halfpenny XF40 PCGS. CAC. Breen-200, Vlack 1-B, W-11540. Ex: Miller, Ford. 143.5 gn, per its Ford catalog appearance. A lovely representative with even definition and unblemished chocolate-brown surfaces. Traces of the brass splasher linger on and below the crown. The present XF40 example is pedigreed to two prestigious collections, and ranks among the finest St. Patrick halfpennies to appear at auction. Listed on page 43 of the 2017 Guide Book. Population: 6 in 40, 2 finer. CAC: 1 in 40, 0 finer (12/16). Ex: Henry C. Miller Collection (Thomas Elder, 5/1920), lot 1730; New Netherlands; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part VII (Stack's, 1/2005), lot 13. (NGC ID# AUAS, PCGS# 46)

ND 2Pence Rosa Amer, With Ribbon AU58 PCGS #92

M. 2.1-B.1, W-1322, R.3. Among the earliest issued Rosa Americana varieties, following only the very rare undated Motto Without Ribbon twopence. A well struck olive-brown Borderline Uncirculated example with minimal marks and attractive eye appeal. Listed on page 42 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 11 in 58 (1 in 58+), 9 finer (12/14). (PCGS# 92)

ND 2Pence Rosa Amer, With Ribbon AU58 PCGS #92

M. 2.1-B.1, W-1322, R.3. Among the earliest issued Rosa Americana varieties, following only the very rare undated Motto Without Ribbon twopence. A well struck olive-brown Borderline Uncirculated example with minimal marks and attractive eye appeal. Listed on page 42 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 11 in 58 (1 in 58+), 9 finer (12/14). (PCGS# 92)

1722 1/2 P Rosa Amer, D.G. REX MS62 PCGS #101

D. G. REX MS62 Brown PCGS. M. 2.1-B.1, W-1218, R.4. The early variety with DEI GRATIA abbreviated. This sharply impressed representative is light olive-tan and deep brown with the latter shade prevalent on the obverse. Unabraded, though trivial flan flaws are noted near the R in ROSA. The reverse legends are strike doubled. Listed on page 42 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 7 in 62 Brown, 2 finer (10/14). (PCGS# 101)

1722 1/2 P Rosa Amer, D.G. REX MS62 PCGS #101

D. G. REX MS62 Brown PCGS. M. 2.1-B.1, W-1218, R.4. The early variety with DEI GRATIA abbreviated. This sharply impressed representative is light olive-tan and deep brown with the latter shade prevalent on the obverse. Unabraded, though trivial flan flaws are noted near the R in ROSA. The reverse legends are strike doubled. Listed on page 42 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 7 in 62 Brown, 2 finer (10/14). (PCGS# 101)

1722 Penny Rosa Americana, UTILE MS62 PCGS #113

CAC, UTILE MS62 PCGS. M. 2.2-C.1, W-1264, R.4. Although unwanted in the American colonies, the Rosa Americana pennies circulated in England (albeit for a discount). Well-struck with original and brassy olive-gold patina, medium-brown accents visit the high points and fields. An attractive example of William Wood's coinage. CAC-approved for quality and eye appeal. Listed on page 42 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 5 in 62, 5 finer (10/14). (PCGS# 113)

1722 Penny Rosa Americana, UTILE MS62 PCGS #113

CAC, UTILE MS62 PCGS. M. 2.2-C.1, W-1264, R.4. Although unwanted in the American colonies, the Rosa Americana pennies circulated in England (albeit for a discount). Well-struck with original and brassy olive-gold patina, medium-brown accents visit the high points and fields. An attractive example of William Wood's coinage. CAC-approved for quality and eye appeal. Listed on page 42 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 5 in 62, 5 finer (10/14). (PCGS# 113)

1723 1/2 P Rosa Amer, Crowned MS63 PCGS #119

CAC. Tied for third finest known. Only a total of 17 graded by PCGS, m 3.2-F.4, R7

1723 Penny Rosa Americana MS62 PCGS #125

M 2.21-Ea.3, R4, Breen-121. The fields and portrait are medium brown, and the legends and crowned rose retain the initial olive-yellow luster. A meticulously struck and nearly mark-free example. The quality is exceptional, since the cheek and the rose center do not exhibit flatness, and only a trace of verdigris is present, on the lower tip of the bust. Breen-121 is the Large 3 subtype with a stop after Rex, but no stop after 1723. The Large 3 is readily confused with the Small 3; the Large 3 has an oversized lower loop and a short upper half, the Small 3 has a small lower loop and a tall upper half. Perhaps it would have been better (although it is too late now) to refer to them instead as the Broad 3 and the Tall 3. Listed on page 41 of the 2008 Guide Book. Population: 5 in 62, 3 finer (3/08). From The Liberty Collection of American Colonial Coinage, Part Three. (PCGS# 125)

1723 2Pence Rosa Americana MS63 PCGS #128

Martin 3.6-E.8, R5

1723 2Pence Rosa Americana MS63 PCGS #128

Martin 3.6-E.8, R5

1723 2Pence Rosa Americana MS63 PCGS #128

Martin 3.6-E.8, R5

1722 2Pence Rosa, Period after REX AU55 PCGS #149

CAC, AU 55, Martin 3.12-C.2, R3

1722 2Pence Rosa, Period after REX AU55 PCGS #149

CAC, AU 55, Martin 3.12-C.2, R3

1722 1/2 P Hibernia, Harp Right MS63BN PCGS #170

CAC, Type Two, Harp Right MS63 Brown PCGS. M. 3.3-C.1, W-12810, R.5. A beautiful chocolate-brown example. Free from abrasions, though the base of the king's neck has minor strike-throughs (as issued) and a small spot is concealed on the shoulder curl. A late die state with moderate crumbling on the reverse, as made. Listed on page 44 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 3 in 63 Brown, 0 finer (10/14). (PCGS# 170)

1722 1/2 P Hibernia, Harp Right MS63BN PCGS #170

CAC, Type Two, Harp Right MS63 Brown PCGS. M. 3.3-C.1, W-12810, R.5. A beautiful chocolate-brown example. Free from abrasions, though the base of the king's neck has minor strike-throughs (as issued) and a small spot is concealed on the shoulder curl. A late die state with moderate crumbling on the reverse, as made. Listed on page 44 of the 2015 Guide Book. Population: 3 in 63 Brown, 0 finer (10/14). (PCGS# 170)

1723 Farth Hibernia, D:G:REX MS64BN PCGS #173

CAC, D:G:REX MS64 Brown PCGS. Martin 1.1-Bc.1, W-12240, R.5. Eleven harp strings, dots before and after the date. A beautiful mahogany-brown example with strong reddish overtones. Well-centered and sharply struck, with weakness noted only on some of the dentils. Mark-free on both sides. Listed on page 44 of the 2015 Guide Book. (PCGS# 173)

1723 Farth Hibernia, D:G:REX MS64BN PCGS #173

CAC, D:G:REX MS64 Brown PCGS. Martin 1.1-Bc.1, W-12240, R.5. Eleven harp strings, dots before and after the date. A beautiful mahogany-brown example with strong reddish overtones. Well-centered and sharply struck, with weakness noted only on some of the dentils. Mark-free on both sides. Listed on page 44 of the 2015 Guide Book. (PCGS# 173)

1723 1/2 P Hibernia MS64+ BN PCGS #180

CAC. M. 4-34-Gb.3, W-13120, R.2. The fields are medium brown, the high points are gunmetal-gray, and traces of mint Red persist within the legends. A well preserved near-Gem with minor incompleteness of strike at the centers. Listed on page 43 of the 2014 Guide Book. (PCGS# 180)

1724 1/2 P Hibernia MS63BN PCGS #190

1724 Wood’s Hibernia halfpenny. Martin 4.51-K.4, W-13690. Rarity-2. MS-63 BN (PCGS). 113.0 grains. Frosty and lovely steel brown with abundant faded mint color. Sharp and attractive with a warm glow. A couple of trivial planchet flaws are noted, including on I and S of GEORGIUS on the obverse and near the legs of the seated Hibernia. No post-striking problems are seen. Just a really pleasing example of the final Wood’s Hibernia issue coined for circulation. Provenance: From the Archangel Collection. Earlier, from Stack’s sale of the David Spence Collection, March 1975, lot 711.

New Yorke Token Brass G4 PCGS #226

Undated TOKEN New Yorke Token, Brass, W-1705, R.6, Good 4 PCGS. These pieces that display the old New Yorke spelling that was primarily used prior to 1710, are believed to be an issue that dates to the time of Governor Francis Lovelace who served from 1668 until 1673. John Kleeberg determined that time period for the issuance of these tokens when he observed that the obverse design was a rebus for "Lovelace" and that the reverse displayed the crest of the Lovelace coat of arms. Kleeberg published his findings in a detailed article, "The New Yorke in America Token" that appeared in Money of Pre-Federal America, published by the American Numismatic Society in 1992. In his article, Kleeberg published a census that included four lead examples and 20 brass examples. This cataloger created an updated census late last year that accounted for the same four lead examples and 25 brass examples that may include some duplication. For example, there are two reported pieces that were found in lots of Civil War tokens in the 1950s, but nobody seems to know anything else about those two; six examples were first seen after the 1950s, and could be the same examples in the Civil War token lots, reducing the number known from 25 to 23. Other possible duplications could also exist, so the population could be just 20 pieces. Although well-worn, this pleasing piece has fully natural tan and dark brown surfaces with completely outlined obverse devices. The reverse shows considerable further wear and exhibits about half of the major design detail. This piece remains an attractive and pleasing example without the major problems of several other surviving examples. Listed on page 59 of the 2019 Guide Book. Ex: Stack's (5/1968), lot 51; Henry P. Kendall Foundation (Stack's Bowers, 3/2015), lot 2481. (NGC ID# AUBJ, PCGS# 226)

1766 1/2 P Pitt AU53BN PCGS #236

Betts-519, Breen-251, W-8350. A chocolate-brown example of this popular token, struck in honor of British statesman William Pitt, who in 1766 turned his efforts toward repealing the American Stamp Act. These were almost certainly struck in England and exported by one of the British traders who felt that the Stamp Act impeded commerce. One of the few 18th century pieces bearing the word AMERICA.

1766 1/2 P Pitt AU53BN PCGS #236

Betts-519, Breen-251, W-8350. A chocolate-brown example of this popular token, struck in honor of British statesman William Pitt, who in 1766 turned his efforts toward repealing the American Stamp Act. These were almost certainly struck in England and exported by one of the British traders who felt that the Stamp Act impeded commerce. One of the few 18th century pieces bearing the word AMERICA.

1773 1/2P Virginia, Period MS64BN PCGS #240

Newman 27-J, W-1585, R.2. Brick-red and steel-blue hues emerge when this crisply impressed near-Gem is rotated beneath a light. A solitary subtle spot is present near the I in GEORGIVS. Listed on page 45 of the 2014 Guide Book. Ex: Houston Signature (Heritage, 11/2007), lot 60006. (PCGS# 240)

1773 1/2P Virginia, Period MS64BN PCGS #240

Newman 27-J, W-1585, R.2. Brick-red and steel-blue hues emerge when this crisply impressed near-Gem is rotated beneath a light. A solitary subtle spot is present near the I in GEORGIVS. Listed on page 45 of the 2014 Guide Book. Ex: Houston Signature (Heritage, 11/2007), lot 60006. (PCGS# 240)

'1778' 1/2 P Machin's Mills MS62BN PCGS #466

Tied for Finest Known of the type. Vlack 11-78A, W-7820, R.3, MS62 Brown. 110.5 grains. Die alignment: 165°. While worn, abused, and corroded examples of this variety are readily available, nice ones are rarely to be found. This is the finest graded by PCGS or NGC. Gorgeous reddish-brown coloration is consistent over both sides of this well-struck piece. Strong details are visible in the hair and on Britannia's dress, and the coin is nicely centered. A planchet flaw near the R in GEORGIVS is noted, as is a pre-strike scrape above ITAN on the left reverse. This piece is illustrated in the August 1998 issue of the Colonial Newsletter devoted to the Stepney Hoard. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Stepney (Fairfield County), Connecticut Hoard; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

1787 Vermont Bust Right AU50BN PCGS #560

Ryder-12, W-2110 variety, bust Right type. Considered to be High Rarity-3. Overstruck on a 1785 Nova Constellatio Copper with the details of the host coin boldly in evidence in the obverse portrait.

1788 Vermont Bust Right AU58BN PCGS #563

1788 Vermont Copper, Bust Right, AU58 PCGS. CAC. RR-16, Bressett 15-S, W-2120, R.1. An exquisite medium-brown example. Traces of faded mint red cling to the letters in AUCTORI. Free from marks or spots, although the centers are minutely granular where the strike was incomplete (characteristic of Ryder 16). The top of A is broken, diagnostic of the variety. The reverse displays minor strike-throughs near Liberty's neck, her extended hand, and the L in LIB. The obverse is just slightly misaligned toward 2:30, while the reverse shows ideal centering. Listed on page 84 of the 2019 Guide Book. Ex: Ted L. Craige (2/1971); Public Auction Sale (Stack's, 5/1975), lot 456; Jon Hanson; Donald Groves Partrick; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5780, NGC 58; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2016), lot 3558; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2016), lot 3015; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2019), lot 3815, PCGS 58 CAC. (NGC ID# 2B5D, PCGS# 563)

RI Ship Token No Wreath AU58BN PCGS #579

1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Copper AU58 PCGS. CAC. Betts-562, W-1730, R.3. An evenly struck example with medium brown toning in open areas and lighter olive-gold shades in design recesses. Moderately granular and only lightly abraded. VLUGTENDE is removed from the obverse exergue, as seen on nearly all examples sans wreath. Listed on page 50 of the 2014 Guide Book.

RI Ship Token No Wreath AU58BN PCGS #579

1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Copper AU58 PCGS. CAC. Betts-562, W-1730, R.3. An evenly struck example with medium brown toning in open areas and lighter olive-gold shades in design recesses. Moderately granular and only lightly abraded. VLUGTENDE is removed from the obverse exergue, as seen on nearly all examples sans wreath. Listed on page 50 of the 2014 Guide Book.

1783 Shilling Chalmers, Long Worm XF45 PCGS #595

1783 John Chalmers Shilling. W-1790. Long Worm. EF-45 (PCGS). A truly exceptional Chalmers shilling to the naked eye, though magnification reveals a touch of surface roughness throughout. No marks of any size are found, even under a glass, and the arm's length appeal is substantial. Deep steel-gray with dark slate highlights on both sides. The devices are bold throughout and the clasped hands on the reverse are nearly completely rendered. The shilling issues of John Chalmers of Annapolis, Maryland, were struck in 1783 by Chalmers, a silversmith of some local renown. As is often the case with private issues, the shortage of circulating specie and underweight Spanish-American "bits" prompted Chalmers to issue this silver coinage. The dies for the issue were by Thomas Sparrow, a friend of Chalmers and a fellow silversmith. Typically found in well-worn grades of VG to VF, with EF or finer specimens elusive. The proliferation of lower grade pieces suggests that this shilling type saw much use in Maryland in its time.

1787 Token Auctori Plebis AU53BN PCGS #601

1787 TOKEN Auctori Plebis Token AU58 NGC. Breen-1147, W-8770, R.3. A lightly abraded deep chocolate-brown example. Luster shimmers from the motifs. Although of English origin, the Auctori Plebis token resembles the Draped Bust Left Connecticut copper. Listed on page 74 of the 2015 Guide Book. (PCGS# 601)

1787 Token Auctori Plebis AU53BN PCGS #601

1787 TOKEN Auctori Plebis Token AU58 NGC. Breen-1147, W-8770, R.3. A lightly abraded deep chocolate-brown example. Luster shimmers from the motifs. Although of English origin, the Auctori Plebis token resembles the Draped Bust Left Connecticut copper. Listed on page 74 of the 2015 Guide Book. (PCGS# 601)

1795 Cent Talbot MS65BN PCGS #640

Ex. Louis E. Eliasberg Collection

1796 Token Myddelton, Copper PR62BN PCGS #646

Rare 1796 Myddelton Token in Copper 1796 Myddelton token. Breen-1073, W-8900. Copper. Proof-58 (PCGS). 169.0 grains. Scarcer than the silver by a considerable margin, a copper Myddelton token offers some insight into what this piece could have looked like as a circulating halfpenny. This one is deep olive brown and steel with superb detail and attractive reflectivity. No notable issues are seen, just some faint hairlines and some very trivial signs of handling. The eye appeal is very pretty for the grade, and whatever light friction this piece has endured has not affected its beauty. Provenance: From the Archangel Collection. Earlier, from Stack’s sale of the Laird Park Collection, May 1976, lot 150; Stack’s sale of April 1971, lot 603.

(1783) Copper Washington & Independence Restrike, Plain Edge PR64BN PCGS #682

1783 1C Washington & Independence Cent, Draped Bust, No Button, Copper Restrike, Plain Edge PR64 Brown PCGS. PCGS Population (13/18).

(1783) Copper Washington & Independence Restrike, Plain Edge PR64BN PCGS #682

1783 1C Washington & Independence Cent, Draped Bust, No Button, Copper Restrike, Plain Edge PR64 Brown PCGS. PCGS Population (13/18).

1791 1/2 P Washington, LIVERPOOL AU50BN PCGS #698

1791 1/2 P Washington Liverpool Halfpenny, Copper AU50 PCGS. Baker-17, W-10650, Musante GW-19, R.6. The Washington Liverpool halfpennies were intended to circulate in the 1790s, explaining their rarity in high grades. In fact, only 25 or so pieces exist in all. This wonderful About Uncirculated representative has mostly deep brown patina, with lighter high points. Listed on page 83 of the 2020 Guide Book. Ex: Dallas Signature (Heritage, 10/2009), lot 40.

1791 Cent Washington, Small Eagle MS65+ BN PCGS #705

1791 CENT Washington Small Eagle Cent MS65+ Brown PCGS Secure. Baker-16, W-10630, Musante GW-17, R.3. Copper, 30mm, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Edge. An extraordinary survivor of this English production, this piece exhibits faint red mint color in the protected areas of the obverse, with lovely walnut-brown surfaces and delicate blue overtones. The fields are substantially mirrored with glossy devices, presenting a high degree of aesthetic appeal. Listed on page 93 of the 2019 Guide Book. Population: 10 in 65 (5 in 65+) Brown, 4 finer (11/18). (NGC ID# 2B73, PCGS# 705)

Wash-Success Medal Small, Reeded Edge MS63 PCGS #783

Catalogue Description from the Newman Sale of this coin (5/16/2014): Undated MEDAL Washington Success Medal, Small Size, Reeded Edge MS64 NGC. Baker-267, W-10875, R.5. 34.8 grains. Struck in brass, though examples are also known in copper, silver, and pewter (or white metal), with the latter thought by Breen and Fuld to be a die trial piece. The small diameter variant of this popular medal is believed to have been made at the same time as the larger, a date that is still under significant debate, but their confirmed existence dates to 1830. This piece stands as the finest-graded at NGC, and the second-finest certified overall (4/14). Original brass-yellow luster is seen beneath olive-gold patina on each side, and the strike is essentially sharp, though the all-seeing eye in the central reverse is indistinct. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (PCGS# 783)

Wash-Success Medal Small, Reeded Edge MS63 PCGS #783

Catalogue Description from the Newman Sale of this coin (5/16/2014): Undated MEDAL Washington Success Medal, Small Size, Reeded Edge MS64 NGC. Baker-267, W-10875, R.5. 34.8 grains. Struck in brass, though examples are also known in copper, silver, and pewter (or white metal), with the latter thought by Breen and Fuld to be a die trial piece. The small diameter variant of this popular medal is believed to have been made at the same time as the larger, a date that is still under significant debate, but their confirmed existence dates to 1830. This piece stands as the finest-graded at NGC, and the second-finest certified overall (4/14). Original brass-yellow luster is seen beneath olive-gold patina on each side, and the strike is essentially sharp, though the all-seeing eye in the central reverse is indistinct. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (PCGS# 783)

1776 $1 EG FECIT, Pewter AU58+ PCGS #795

Newman 3-D, W-8460. Rarity-4. EG FECIT. Pewter. AU-58+ (PCGS). 257.8 grains. Usual die rotation, 30 degrees clockwise from medal turn. A superb example of this exciting and highly desirable issue. Flashy silvery gray surfaces show abundant luster but retain pleasing natural toning, mellowed from full brilliance with an appealing golden tone. Evenly struck and boldly defined, just a little flat on the sun face and showing the faintest evidence of overall handling. Some trivial granularity is seen at the centers hidden among the design elements, but no notable marks, corrosion, scratches, edge flaws, or planchet defects are present. The reverse die shows its arc crack through the rings, from 11:00 to 6:00. Choice, beautiful, and worthy of its superlative grade. Provenance: From the Archangel Collection. Earlier, from Stack’s sale of the Laird Park Collection, May 1976, lot 112.

1785 C Nova Pointed Rays AU55BN PCGS #813

Crosby 4-D, W-1910, High R.4. This chocolate-brown example has only light, even high point wear. The surfaces are mildly glossy and smooth aside from a thin mark near the I in CONSTELLATIO. A better die variety. Listed on page 54 of the 2014 Guide Book. (PCGS# 813)

1785 C Nova Pointed Rays AU55BN PCGS #813

Crosby 4-D, W-1910, High R.4. This chocolate-brown example has only light, even high point wear. The surfaces are mildly glossy and smooth aside from a thin mark near the I in CONSTELLATIO. A better die variety. Listed on page 54 of the 2014 Guide Book. (PCGS# 813)

1787 Fugio 1C United States, 4 Cinq MS64+ BN PCGS #889

Ex. Don Willis Collection. CAC. Newman 8-B, W-6740, R.3. Glossy walnut-brown surfaces with a hint of remaining mint red provide this Choice Uncirculated Fugio with strong eye appeal. The uneven strike often seen on these pieces is evident toward 7 o'clock on the obverse / 11 o'clock on the reverse, but there are very few post-strike marks to mention. The Newman 8-B is one of the varieties encountered in the Bank of New York hoard uncovered in 1856. Close examination reveals a number of die cracks on both sides, as well as evidence of die clashing most apparent on the reverse. A wedge-shaped break is located over the first 7 of the date, marking this as a later state. The Bowers Colonial Encyclopedia states that Uncirculated examples of this variety usually have some problems. This near-Gem piece would seem to be an exception.

1787 Fugio 1C United States, 4 Cinq MS64+ BN PCGS #889

Ex. Don Willis Collection. CAC. Newman 8-B, W-6740, R.3. Glossy walnut-brown surfaces with a hint of remaining mint red provide this Choice Uncirculated Fugio with strong eye appeal. The uneven strike often seen on these pieces is evident toward 7 o'clock on the obverse / 11 o'clock on the reverse, but there are very few post-strike marks to mention. The Newman 8-B is one of the varieties encountered in the Bank of New York hoard uncovered in 1856. Close examination reveals a number of die cracks on both sides, as well as evidence of die clashing most apparent on the reverse. A wedge-shaped break is located over the first 7 of the date, marking this as a later state. The Bowers Colonial Encyclopedia states that Uncirculated examples of this variety usually have some problems. This near-Gem piece would seem to be an exception.

1806 50C Pointed 6, No Stem AU55 PCGS #6073

CAC, O.109b, Heavy Unlisted Rev. Die break

1806 50C Pointed 6, No Stem AU55 PCGS #6073

CAC, O.109b, Heavy Unlisted Rev. Die break

1806/5 50C Large Stars AU55 PCGS #6077

CAC, 1806/5 O.101

1806/5 50C Large Stars AU55 PCGS #6077

CAC, 1806/5 O.101

1806 50C 6 over Inverted 6 AU50 PCGS #6078

1806/9 O.111a, Meyer

1806 50C 6 over Inverted 6 AU50 PCGS #6078

1806/9 O.111a, Meyer

1811 50C Large 8 MS62 PCGS #6096

O.104a, Ex. Sears

1812/1 50C Large 8 AU55 PCGS #6102

O.101, R5, Discovered in 2011, Tied with one other for finest known.

1814 50C MS64 PCGS #6105

O.105 CAC

1814/3 50C MS63 PCGS #6106

O.101a, Ex. Sears

1815/2 50C AU58 PCGS #6108

Ex. Auction 89 and Norweb

1818/7 50C Large 8 MS64 PCGS #6115

O.101, Ex. Friend

1819/8 50C Small 9 MS63 PCGS #6118

O.101, Ex. Link

1821 50C MS63 PCGS #6128

Ex. Friend

1823 50C MS64+ PCGS #6131

Ex. Sharfman

1823 50C Patched 3 MS64 PCGS #6133

O.102, R4, Ex. Kahn

1823 50C Patched 3 MS64 PCGS #6133

O.102, R4, Ex. Kahn

1832 50C Large Letters MS64 PCGS #6161

O.101, Ex. Friend

1838 50C MS64 PCGS #6177

GR-9, VLDS, Ex. Sears

1839-O 50C MS63 PCGS #6181

Ex. Graham

1807 50C O-111b Lg Stars 50/20 Bearded Goddess AU53 PCGS #39358

O.111b, Full die break through eye into headband.

1814 50C O-105a Single Leaf XF45 PCGS #39481

O.105a, SINGLE LEAF

1817/3 50C Overton 101a MS63+ PCGS #39512

O.101, Ex. Friend

1817/4 50C Overton 102 VG8 PCGS #39513

O.102, Tenth Known, discovered in 2012

1817 50C O-106a Single Leaf AU58 PCGS #39516

O.106a Single Leaf, R5

1817 50C O-106a Single Leaf AU58 PCGS #39516

O.106a Single Leaf, R5

1827 50C Overton 147 Curl Base 2 MS64 PCGS #39750

CAC, Ex. Eliasberg, Pogue, Sharfman

1830 50C O-114 Large Letters Small 0 MS63 PCGS #39836

O.114, R5+, Ex. Henry Hilgard, Tied for FINEST KNOWN

1830 50C O-114 Large Letters Small 0 MS63 PCGS #39836

O.114, R5+, Ex. Henry Hilgard, Tied for FINEST KNOWN

(1796) Medal Castorland, Copper Restrike Reeded Edge MS66BN PCGS #518540

(1796) MEDAL Castorland Paris Restrike, Copper, Reeded Edge, MS66 Brown PCGS. PCGS Population (2/0). NGC Census: (0/0). (PCGS# 518540)

1785 Vermont Vermonts, RR-2 AU53BN PCGS #800844

RR-2, W-2005 variety, VERMONTS type. Considered to be Rarity-3. Ex Q. David Bowers Collection; earlier Bower’s November-December 2001 sale of the Dr. Robert I. Hinkley Collection, lot #2288.

'1771' 1/2 P Machin's, Vlack 3-71B F12BN PCGS #826939

Vlack 3-71B, W-7680. Rarity-5. GEORGIVS III, Group I. Fine-12 (PCGS). Provenance: From the E Pluribus Unum Collection.

'1787' 1/2 P Machin's, Vlack 18-87C XF40BN PCGS #826958

Vlack 18-87C, W-7930. Rarity-4. GEORGIVS III, Group III. Regular Planchet. EF-40 (PCGS). Provenance: From the E Pluribus Unum Collection.