||1760 1/2P Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny Fine 15 NGC. N. 2, Z. 4-B, W-13940, R.3. Voce Populi coppers were struck in Dublin by button maker, John Roche in 1760, but a few pieces are known with both an error date of 1700, and a 1760/00 overdate. Breen suggests at least two dies exhibit the overdate, with a tail added to the top of the first 0 in an attempt to correct the error. Only three examples have been certified by NGC and PCGS combined, and this is the sole NGC representative (4/14). Moderate wear is seen overall, with some minor striking softness noted in the central reverse, but the rims and legends are bold, and the color is a pleasing medium brown. Some fine granularity on the surfaces is not uncommon for this variety. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $258.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.