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Wood’s Hibernia Halfpenny

CNG 91, Lot: 1442. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNITED STATES, Colonial & Related. Coinages Authorized by Royal Patent. CU Halfpenny. William Wood’s ‘Hibernia’ type. Wood’s mint, possibly in London or Bristol. Dated 1723. GEORGIUS · DEI · GRATIA · REX ·, laureate head of George I right / HIBERNIA · 1723 ·, Hibernia seated left on globe, holding palm frond and resting elbow upon harp. Breen 157; Martin dies 4.93-Gc.35 (EDS); Whitman W-13120; D&F 517; SCBC 6601. In NGC slab, graded MS 61 BN.

From the C. W. Pearson Collection.