||1795 1/2P Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny, Plain Edge MS62 Brown NGC. Baker-31C, W-11000, High R.6. The plain edge variety of the 1795 Liberty and Security halfpence is on a slightly smaller-diameter planchet than the other three (27mm versus 29mm), and Rulau and Fuld estimate about 30 pieces are known in all grades. This representative is the finest of only four examples at NGC, and is the only Mint State survivor certified (4/14). Medium auburn hues accent the perfectly smooth chocolate-brown surfaces, while the only small area of notable strike weakness is seen on the eagle's breast below a long curving die crack. The eye appeal is remarkable, as the beautifully preserved, glossy surfaces seem to glow when tilted beneath a light. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3,671.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.