1722 Rosa Americana Penny. Martin 2.19-D.5, W-1268. Rarity-4. UTILE DULCI. AU Details--Altered Surfaces (PCGS).77.16 grains. A high grade example of one of the more eye-catching die varieties among the Rosa Americana pence, with a boldly repunched date plainly visible to the unaided eye. Far finer than the Martin plate coin, though likely retoned long ago, with a chocolate brown obverse and a rose-brown reverse. Finely granular on both sides, typical of this composition, with an area of more significant pitting under the letters ERIC in AMERICANA. Still very appealing, a well detailed specimen of one of the more distinctive Martin numbers of this type.From our sale of the Ted L. Craige Collection, March 2013 Baltimore Auction, lot 25.