||1770 Contemporary Counterfeit British Halfpenny, XF. This splendid example is identified as variety 2-70A in the "Coin X" family of imitation halfpence. This well-made family could have been the work of a then-current or former Tower Mint engraver. Delicate blue overtones appear on the glossy light brown surfaces. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Auctions 11/2018 (Newman XI), lot15532 (realized $204).
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