1793/2 Ship Halfpenny. Musante GW-20, Baker-18, W-10855. Copper. Lettered Edge. EF-45 BN (NGC). Pleasingly original medium brown patina with glints of faded antique gold in the protected areas around many of the devices. Boldly struck for the type with a satiny texture that is smooth in most areas. Accuracy compels us to mention a few minor marks over and around Washingtons portrait, within the rigging of the ship, a faint scratch in the left obverse field, and a carbon spot in the right obverse field. The portrait of Washington used on this type is attributed to John Gregory Hancock, one of Englands most accomplished die-sinkers and engravers of his day. Ex Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; Heritages sale of the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IV, May 2014, lot 30676; our Baltimore Auction of October 2018, lot 6296. Heritage lot tag included.