||Milledgeville, GA - John Lucas -"Due the Bearer at my Office" 12-1/2 Cents Oct. 8, 1818. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent. Engraved by the firm of Kneass, Young & Co. of Philadelphia, as noted at the base. Lucas was an innkeeper and prominent merchant in the area. At top center, an eagle rests on a half-dome inscribed GEORGIA with counters flanking; the location is at the left end and the denomination is at the right. The issuer's 50 cents in the Alan Dorris collection example sold in April 2015 for $881 in PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent. Alan Dorris did not have a 12-1/2 Cents from the series. This note really projects the fine engraving style of Kneass' imprint. Grading notes "Repaired Edge Tears." Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017).
(Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.) Realized $423.00.