1722 1/2 P Rosa Amer, D.G. REX AU50 Certification #-24189, PCGS #101

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Crosby Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Oct '80 Price realized $2000

Expert Comments

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."

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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade 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 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade