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Interesting British Half Penny

Art Salmons

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I bought this coin at a coin Show in Denver in the late 90's because of its detail and color. When I got home I was checking the date to match it up against what was on the 2x2 flip. I put it under a lighted magnifying glass I have for tying flies and I finally figured out it was a 1799 but the coin has some surface issues around the date. The dealer had told me that it had a problem and steeply discounted the coin so I wasn't upset about it.


So here it is and you will see some digs in the date area and the top of the B in Britannia is smeared or rubbed down. The coin is strong everywhere else and has very good eye appeal in terms of strike and color.






Date area blown it


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