manya's Coin Album
1760 Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny. W-13960, Breen-233, Nelson-13, Zelinka 14-M. URS-12. P Below Bust. VF-30 (PCGS). Stacks Baltimore 2010 Lot 53 There are three different die marriages of this Guide Book type, but Nelson-13 is readily attributable due to repunching on the letter P below the bust. This piece also displays two prominent die breaks (as struck) on the reverse over and behind the seated figure. There are no abrasions of note on either side, the surfaces quite smooth with only minimal roughness in the planchet (as struck) in a few isolated areas. Handsome crimson-copper patina, with fairly good centering and bold definition to most of the major design elements. A few peripheral devices on the reverse are partially off the flan.
Rarity: High R.6 ( 13-12 Pieces), Struck in Copper w/ Plain Edge Pollock p-186 Obverse die was made by crudely reducing an 1854 silver dollar with a lathe, causing prominent concentric die lines and blurry design details. The date resembles 1851. The die struck Judd-159 is a formidable rarity (two or three known) but its electrotype copper counterpart Judd-159a is somewhat more available.
Pollock-300, Rarity High R.7, Ex Simpson, Nagy( 1907), Virgil Brand; Anderson-Dupont Collection, (1954) Struck in Copper with Reeded Edge This piece might be unique as the reverse may have been struck on a hub where there remains an impression from a bust of Washington like that on the nickels of 1866. very interesting piece
Pollock-716, Cassel-18, Rarity: Low R.7 (7-12 Pieces) 75% Cu, 25% Ni 30.70 grs John Work Garrett Collection (Stack's, 3/1976), Charmont Sale (Steve Ivy, 8/1983), Milton R. Friedberg Collection (C.A.A., 1/1997), and The David Cassel Collection / ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2015),
Rarity: R.8 ( Less than 3 pieces Known), Pollock P-1707, Struck in Silver with reeded edge Pedigree: Ex: Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), 194th Auction (Bolender, 9/1958), R.E. Cox, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 4/1962); Branigan Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 8/1978); Morris Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998),
Rarity: High R.7 ( 3-7 Pieces Beleived Extant), Pollock P-1306, CAC Endorsed Struck In Copper with Reeded Edge This is another scarce regular die Gold coin struck in copper Ex The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection then sold as NGC PF66CAM T. Henry Allen sale by Stack's in February 1977
Rarity: High R.7 ( 4-7 Pieces) Struck in Nickel with Plain Edge Pollock P-640 Pollock-638 has the 7 in the date distant from the curl; the 7 is close to the curl on this coin, representing the extremely rare Pollock-640. A curly Mint-made lintmark below the leaf tip near the first T in TRUST serves as a pedigree marker.