1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny. Martin 2.1-B.1, W-1218. Rarity-4. D:G:REX / ROSA AMERI. UTILE DULCI. AU-58 (PCGS). 60.5 grains. Breens "Second Prototype Halfpenny." Edge crudely reeded. As sharp as the Norweb coin, nicer overall than either Garretts or Ropers. Possibly the Crosby plate coin. PCGS# 905564. NGC ID: 2ASH. <strong>To view supplemental information and all items from the Sydney F. Martin Collection, click<a href="https://stacksbowers.com/sydney-f-martin-collection/"target=’_blank’> here.</a></strong> From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex Henry Chapman, 1942; F.C.C. Boyd estate; John J. Ford, Jr.; our (Stacks) sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part IX, May 2005, lot 90; Lawrence R. Stack Collection, November 2006. Ford IX Sale lot tag included.