||1723 1/2P Hibernia Halfpenny MS65 Brown NGC. M. 4.34-Gb.3, W-13120, R.2. Widely circulated in Ireland, and to a lesser extent in the American colonies, the vast majority of 1723 Hibernia halfpence show varying signs of wear, and high-end Mint State pieces are rarely encountered. NGC has awarded Gem status to just six examples in all color designations, with only one numerically finer (4/14). This representative displays bold central detail, with perfectly smooth, glossy auburn surfaces. The preservation and eye appeal are exceptional, with tinges of copper-red remaining in the protected regions. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,115.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.