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1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Large Planchet AU58 PCGS #23

A superb Pine Tree Large Planchet Noe 1. Most unusually, it is almost perfectly round, nicely struck, a very early die state (with no cuds or breaks - and rare as such), superb color with original luster (with just enough superficial dirt to connote originality) and, most amazingly, it exceeds the standard weight at 73.15 vs 72 (the very few seen that do exceed the standard weight have extra silver outside the outer beaded border, but this one doesn't - it's just thick).

1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Large Planchet AU58 PCGS #23

A superb Pine Tree Large Planchet Noe 1. Most unusually, it is almost perfectly round, nicely struck, a very early die state (with no cuds or breaks - and rare as such), superb color with original luster (with just enough superficial dirt to connote originality) and, most amazingly, it exceeds the standard weight at 73.15 vs 72 (the very few seen that do exceed the standard weight have extra silver outside the outer beaded border, but this one doesn't - it's just thick).

1723 2Pence Rosa Americana MS63 PCGS #128

FROM STACKS WEBSITE (FORD IX LOT 144): 1723 Rosa Americana Twopence. Stop after REX. No stop after 1723. Br.92. Choice Uncirculated. Bath metal. 182.5 gns. Thin flan. A lovely example and a great type coin. Both sides are a rich deep brown color in the fields while the peripheries still show some light brassy yellow gold color around the protected areas. The surfaces are speckled with a myriad of tiny pits all as made. The central devices are all very sharp. There is a full border of denticles around each side. This piece is far nicer than most seen. Ex Waldo Newcomer, E.H.R. Green Collections, B.G. Johnson, F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

1723 2Pence Rosa Americana MS63 PCGS #128

FROM STACKS WEBSITE (FORD IX LOT 144): 1723 Rosa Americana Twopence. Stop after REX. No stop after 1723. Br.92. Choice Uncirculated. Bath metal. 182.5 gns. Thin flan. A lovely example and a great type coin. Both sides are a rich deep brown color in the fields while the peripheries still show some light brassy yellow gold color around the protected areas. The surfaces are speckled with a myriad of tiny pits all as made. The central devices are all very sharp. There is a full border of denticles around each side. This piece is far nicer than most seen. Ex Waldo Newcomer, E.H.R. Green Collections, B.G. Johnson, F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

1723/2 1/2 P Hibernia MS63BN PCGS #183

A distinctive Redbook variety that is far rarer than the typically seen perfect date issue. And this one is fantastic; lovely, lustrous original chocolate brown with some very faded color near the rims and a look that defies the grade on the old PCGS holder.  But what is most unusual here is the absolutely hammered strike, with deep, bold denticles and full central reverse detail not normally seen on this issue.

1723/2 1/2 P Hibernia MS63BN PCGS #183

A distinctive Redbook variety that is far rarer than the typically seen perfect date issue. And this one is fantastic; lovely, lustrous original chocolate brown with some very faded color near the rims and a look that defies the grade on the old PCGS holder.  But what is most unusual here is the absolutely hammered strike, with deep, bold denticles and full central reverse detail not normally seen on this issue.

''1776'' 1/2 P Machin's Mills XF45BN PCGS #460

Considered to be Rarity-3 (though more like Rarity-7+ in this condition). Color and surface quality you never find on Machin’s coinage of any date, let alone one of these popular 1776 issues. Heritage Description: 1776 1/2P Machin's Mills Halfpenny XF45 PCGS Vlack 6-76A, W-7790, R.4. The single finest PCGS-certified 1776-dated Machin's Mills halfpenny, as of (3/09). Light tan-brown toning with minor build-up in the legends and unabraded surfaces save for a pair of inconspicuous field marks near the forehead. The devices are deliberately softly brought up to convey the appearance of wear, which in turn implies prior acceptance in circulation. Listed on page 64 of the 2009 Guide Book. (#460)

''1776'' 1/2 P Machin's Mills XF45BN PCGS #460

Considered to be Rarity-3 (though more like Rarity-7+ in this condition). Color and surface quality you never find on Machin’s coinage of any date, let alone one of these popular 1776 issues. Heritage Description: 1776 1/2P Machin's Mills Halfpenny XF45 PCGS Vlack 6-76A, W-7790, R.4. The single finest PCGS-certified 1776-dated Machin's Mills halfpenny, as of (3/09). Light tan-brown toning with minor build-up in the legends and unabraded surfaces save for a pair of inconspicuous field marks near the forehead. The devices are deliberately softly brought up to convey the appearance of wear, which in turn implies prior acceptance in circulation. Listed on page 64 of the 2009 Guide Book. (#460)

1791 Cent Washington, Small Eagle AU58BN PCGS #705

A nice, lustrous, Choice AU example of this classic colonial era issue.

1791 Cent Washington, Small Eagle AU58BN PCGS #705

A nice, lustrous, Choice AU example of this classic colonial era issue.

Bar Cent AU58BN PCGS #599

One of the most popular issues in the American colonial series. And this is an attractive golden brown example with pleasing surfaces for the issue. Just a couple of small marks within the obverse letters, but nothing too distracting and, on balance, this is a nice piece for the grade level.

Bar Cent AU58BN PCGS #599

One of the most popular issues in the American colonial series. And this is an attractive golden brown example with pleasing surfaces for the issue. Just a couple of small marks within the obverse letters, but nothing too distracting and, on balance, this is a nice piece for the grade level.

RI Ship Token No Wreath, Brass MS63 PCGS #588

One of the nicest Ship tokens that can be seen of any variety. Totally, completely and thoroughly original, very sharply struck, with a lovely old-world patina and flashes of underlying brilliant golden brass on both the obverse and reverse. Ex Stack's May 2004 sale of the John Ford Collection, Part II, lot #265 (and there described as 'Gem Uncirculated').

RI Ship Token No Wreath, Brass MS63 PCGS #588

One of the nicest Ship tokens that can be seen of any variety. Totally, completely and thoroughly original, very sharply struck, with a lovely old-world patina and flashes of underlying brilliant golden brass on both the obverse and reverse. Ex Stack's May 2004 sale of the John Ford Collection, Part II, lot #265 (and there described as 'Gem Uncirculated').

St Patrick 1/2 P New Jersey VF20BN PCGS #46

Vlack 1-A variety. A pleasing, problem-free, golden brown example of this large cent-sized issue specifically authorized to circulate in 17th century New Jersey.

St Patrick 1/2 P New Jersey VF20BN PCGS #46

Vlack 1-A variety. A pleasing, problem-free, golden brown example of this large cent-sized issue specifically authorized to circulate in 17th century New Jersey.

1770-PTS JR 4 R XF45 PCGS #25858

A tough denomination offered here with some spectacular-iffic golden orange and blue green toning on both the obverse and reverse.

1770-PTS JR 4 R XF45 PCGS #25858

A tough denomination offered here with some spectacular-iffic golden orange and blue green toning on both the obverse and reverse.

1745-Mo MF 4 R XF45 PCGS #670160

A nice silvery gray, early date piece with subtle rose toning and an especially bold strike for the issue. Tough to find any decent slabbed examples of this denomination.

1745-Mo MF 4 R XF45 PCGS #670160

A nice silvery gray, early date piece with subtle rose toning and an especially bold strike for the issue. Tough to find any decent slabbed examples of this denomination.