|Title||1760 Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny, P Before Face, BN|
|Service Catalog #||271|
1760 1/2 P Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny, P Before Face, Nelson-12, Zelinka 15-N, W-13950, R.2, VF35 NGC. Die alignment: 210?. A superior example of the mysterious issue with a P stamped in front of the obverse face. Smooth light-brown surfaces combine with a firm strike to give this piece good eye appeal. The P was thought to refer to Princeps Charles Edward until Nelson suggested that John Hely-Hutchinson, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, was intended. However, as Hely-Hutchinson did not assume that position until 1775, this appears to be erroneous. Listed on page 51 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15215, realized $552. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|