652-1674圣帕特里克半便士 PCGS AU 50
Undated (ca. 1652-1674) St. Patrick Halfpenny. Vlack 5-D. Rarity-5. Small Letters. AU-50 (PCGS).147.8 grains. A positively exceptional example of this type, tied for finest graded by PCGS with a piece that this example clearly surpasses. The devices are richly detailed against choice glossy dark chocolate brown surfaces. Never seen details of St. Patricks vestment, the children next to St. Patrick, the crown, and more are visible here. The centering is good and the legends are complete. The splash is subtle but well placed, giving the left side of the crown an appealing golden tone. Both choice and fabulously sharp, this is a type coin for the finest of cabinets.From the E Pluribus Unum Collection. Earlier from A.H. Baldwin & Son on May 23, 1974; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection; our (Stacks) sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part VII, January 2005, lot 17.