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FEATURED ITEM - 1723 Hibernia 1/2 Penny (or Farthing) - Colonial Coin - Pre-revolutionary USA

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Item #: 1591

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1723 Hibernia 1/2 Penny - King George on Obverse - Wood's Hibernia
Holder says 1/2 penny but may be a Farthing
Has characteristics of Type 2 Half penny (harp at right) or of Farthing
U.S. Colonial Issue
Minted - Philadelphia
Condition (non-grading service rating) - Fine + with patina

Among colonial coinage, one of the more controversial topics is William Wood’s Hibernia coins. Under a 1722 patent, Wood minted at least £40,000 of copper Farthings and Halfpence.

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