||1723 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny MS64 Red and Brown NGC. M. 4.17-Gc.22, W-13120, R.3. This variety exhibits eleven harp strings and two reverse dots, seen on either side of the date. Martin lists 127 sub-varieties, this piece representing one of the more available. As a date, however, the 1723 Hibernia halfpence is rare with any amount of remaining Red color, as NGC has awarded the Red and Brown designation to just six pieces (4/14). This example displays strong central design definition, with substantial copper-red color beneath light burgundy overtones. The preservation is outstanding, making this an important opportunity for the specialist. Ex: A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $998.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.