Great Britain--Middlesex. Undated (1790s) End of Pain Halfpenny Token. Copper. MS-64 BN (NGC).

Great Britain--Middlesex. Undated (1790s) End of Pain Halfpenny Token. D&H-831, W-8992. Copper. MS-64 BN (NGC).
 

A richly original example with glints of autumn-brown to otherwise dominant antique copper patina. Both sides are sharply struck with an overall smooth, hard, satiny texture. Related to American colonial types due to the fact that Thomas Paine's writings helped to inspire the American Revolution. The English writer was born in 1737 and died in New York City in 1809, having emigrated to America in 1774 at the invitation of Benjamin Franklin.

$1,400.00


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Undated (1795) Liberty and Security Penny. Copper. Lettered Edge. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC

Undated (1795) Liberty and Security Penny. Musante GW-45, Baker-30, W-11050. Copper. Lettered Edge. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC
 

This satiny and beautiful example exhibits splashes of olive-gray iridescence to otherwise rose-brown surfaces. Boldly defined for the type and free of all but a few inconsequential marks. Though the penny denomination was not common in early America, these Liberty and Security issues are known to have circulated in the United States and have been found archaeologically stateside. High grade Mint State survivors, occasionally preserved in English token collections of the era, are rare today.
 

PCGS# 767.

$2,500.00


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Undated (ca. 1793-1795) Kentucky Token. W-8810. Rarity-5. Copper. LANCASTER Edge. MS-62 BN (PCGS).

Undated (ca. 1793-1795) Kentucky Token. W-8810. Rarity-5. Copper. LANCASTER Edge. MS-62 BN (PCGS).
 

176.2 grains. A richly original example, both sides are awash in blended gray-brown and autumn-brown patina. Boldly to sharply struck throughout, even over the top of the obverse scroll. Satiny surfaces are smooth apart from a few microscopic marks; a minor flan flaw at the upper right obverse border is as made. Virtually in the Choice category, this is a charming Mint State Kentucky token that will please the discerning bidder.
 

Provenance: From the Greenway Collection. Earlier from our (Coin Galleries') sale of June 1980, lot 1448. Lot tag and Stack's paper envelope included.
 

PCGS# 623.


$850.00


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1836 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-6. Rarity-2. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC.

1836 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-6. Rarity-2. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC.
 

Visually delightful and technically superior, the complexion is painted in a marbling of mahogany and steely brown coloration. Silky luster floods the fields and bathes the design elements without interruption. It proves difficult to find a convenient pedigree marker, though the small, shallow mark at Liberty's brow will suffice. The definition is crisp throughout, despite evidence of fatigue equivalent to Noyes Die State C/B. The cud on the obverse now consumes most of the denticles between stars 7 and 8, and the reverse features a radial network of cracks linking the wreath to the rim. Nicely centered and lovely to examine in-hand.
 

Provenance: From the Paradise Collection.
 

PCGS Population: 26; 15 finer.
 

PCGS# 1726. NGC ID: 225T. 


$3,900.00


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1837 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-1. Rarity-3. Plain Cords, Medium Letters. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC.

1837 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-1. Rarity-3. Plain Cords, Medium Letters. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC.
 

Accents of steel blue surround the design elements, introducing a splash of color to this overall chocolate-brown example. Nicely centered and sharp across the focal elements, while the peripheries exhibit fatigue associated with Noyes Die State C/D. A small mark above the 3 of the date helps distinguish the particular example, as the surfaces are otherwise smooth and unblemished.
 

Provenance: From the Paradise Collection.
 

PCGS# 1735. 


$1,375.00


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1839 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-9. Rarity-2. Silly Head. MS-64 BN (PCGS). OGH.

1839 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-9. Rarity-2. Silly Head. MS-64 BN (PCGS). OGH.
 

An evenly toned, dark cocoa example with subtle mahogany accents throughout. The complexion is glossy and without distractions, leaving just a small area of dark toning under the N of ONE as the only convenient pedigree marker. The diagnostic crack on the obverse is well formed, spanning from 11 o'clock to 5 o'clock and is accompanied by a rim cud beneath the date as seen in Noyes Die State G/D. The Silly Head variety (#1748) is not listed on the Old Green PCGS holder.
 

Provenance: From the Paradise Collection. Earlier ex Heritage's sale of September 2013, lot 4985; Heritage's sale of April 2018, lot 3093.
 

PCGS Population: 20; 35 finer.
 

PCGS# 1744. NGC ID: 225X.


$2,650.00


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