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COINS OF VIRGINIA (1773-1774)

        

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1773 Halfpenny, Period after "GEORGIVS" on obverse
1773 Halfpenny, No period after "GEORGIVS" on obverse
1773 "Penny"
1774 "Shilling"

Significant examples:
In the February 2005 issue of NUMISMATIST (page 63), William Anton offered a Virginia Shilling for $265,000.00, describing it as follows: "Gem Proof."

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 9, "Breen-180."

  

Obverse of Virginia Halfpennies     Reverse of Virginia Halfpennies

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Note the position of the dot after the A of NIA on the reverse

PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, June 9, 2001, Lot 1233, where it was described as follows: "1773 VA Halfpenny, Period after GEORGIVS, PCGS graded Mint State-63 Brown.  Olive brown and glossy on the obverse, with all of the mint red converted to brown. The reverse features about 20% of the original red color in the protected areas. Probably not from the Col. Mendes Cohen hoard, as neither side has any spots."