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Extremely Rare 1796 ‘Pingo’ Halfpenny

CNG 91, Lot: 1562. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. George III. 1760-1820. Pattern CU Halfpenny (29mm, 5.93 g, 6h). Unsigned, but attributed to T. Pingo. Dated 1796. Laureate, draped, and armored bust left / Britannia seated left on globe, holding olive branch and pole; garnished Union shield below; 1796 in exergue. Peck 924; SCBC –. Choice EF, rich brown surfaces, with attractive luster around the devices, usual areas of striking weakness. Extremely rare.