1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny. Nelson-3, Zelinka 7-E, W-13930. Rarity-3. VOOE. VF-35 (PCGS).114.2 grains. Struck from the state of the obverse die showing only a partially closed C of VOCE, which most catalogers have assumed is an earlier state of the die chipping that turned the C into an O as a piece of steel literally fell from the die to create the VOOE variant. But close examination reveals disturbances in the opening of and to the right of the C that look more like repair work to recreate the opening of the C, which Syd astutely described as "die reground from VOOE" on his 2x2 envelope. So, it appears as though the Voce Populi mint became aware of this unfortunate die failure and attempted to correct it. This die state is very scarce but not impossible to find (over half a dozen appear in our online auction archives alone) and was given its own entry in the Dowle & Finn reference on Irish coinage. This example is light golden brown and choice, with only a few minor rim disturbances on each side being worthy of note.PCGS# 924113. NGC ID: 2AUD.<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 an unrecorded source at the Garden State Numismatic Association Convention, July 1994.