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Ireland. 1694 halfpenny. William and Mary. KM-109. Choice Very Fine

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Ireland. 1694 halfpenny. William and Mary. KM-109. Choice Very Fine

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It's very easy to get to Very Fine grading this coin, and understanding the surface quality and the soft central strike you can almost get to Extremely Fine. Nice choice glossy light chocolate brown surfaces dominate both sides. A tiny area of surface verdigris is present right of the crown atop the reverse. This is a tough type to find in nice grade, though low grade ones seem fairly commonplace. Like possums are born dead on the side of the road, these seem to be born in VG with corrosion. They've been found in North American soil, which shouldn't be surprising considering their close contextual relationship with Saint Patrick's pieces and the plenty of Irish immigrants to America in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This would be a nice bridge from those Saint Patrick's pieces to the Wood's coinage a few decades later.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013010

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Details

It's very easy to get to Very Fine grading this coin, and understanding the surface quality and the soft central strike you can almost get to Extremely Fine. Nice choice glossy light chocolate brown surfaces dominate both sides. A tiny area of surface verdigris is present right of the crown atop the reverse. This is a tough type to find in nice grade, though low grade ones seem fairly commonplace. Like possums are born dead on the side of the road, these seem to be born in VG with corrosion. They've been found in North American soil, which shouldn't be surprising considering their close contextual relationship with Saint Patrick's pieces and the plenty of Irish immigrants to America in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This would be a nice bridge from those Saint Patrick's pieces to the Wood's coinage a few decades later.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013010

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