||1723 PENNY Rosa Americana Penny XF40 NGC. Martin 2.3-Ea.1, W-1278, R.4. There is no stop after the date, which helps to identify this piece as an example of the W-1278 variety. The obverse die shows the first stop slightly high and slightly closer to S than D; the second stop is somewhat high and about midway between I and G; and the nose points to IA. Only obverse die 2.3 was used with reverse die Ea.1. This piece is well-struck and evenly worn, with pleasing apricot-brown coloration and minimally marked surfaces. A handful of shallow, non-distracting adjustment marks are noted on the portrait of King George. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $499.38. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.