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Obverse of Kentucky Token - "Lancaster" Edge      Reverse of Kentucky Token - "Lancaster" Edge  

   
KENTUCKY TOKEN -
"LANCASTER" EDGE

Variety equivalents: Breen 1156, Dalton & Hamer 59 (Lancashire)

Notes:

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1038, where it was described as follows: "Breen-1157 Lancaster Edge PCGS Mint State-66 Brown. Lustrous light brown with delicate overtones of bluish steel and traces of mint red in protected areas. The only notable mark is a small spot of darker toning on the S in PLURIBUS. MDS with a light die crack through the center of the scroll" - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1033, plated (the prior pedigree was not noted here but the plates match).

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 77, "Breen-1156, Lancaster edge", illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-65 Red (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 81, illustrated

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 82, illustrated

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 83, illustrated

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 7, not illustrated, "...From a reasonably late obverse die state...", unsold

PCGS MS-63 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 5, unsold, "Lancaster Edge  Breen-1156...streak of dark steel toning slanting down through RE in STRENGTH.  MDS, lightly cracked through the scroll."

PCGS MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 7, unsold, "Lancaster Edge  Breen-1156...half dozen tiny specks of darker steel toning on the right side of the obverse.  MDS, lightly cracked through the scroll."

PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 78, "Breen-1156, Lancaster edge", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 8, not illustrated, unsold

PCGS MS-62 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 6, unsold, "Lancaster Edge  Breen-1156...splash or dark toning under TY left of the scroll.  MDS, lightly cracked through the scroll."

"EF-40."  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1034, plated, where it was described as follows: "(1792-94) Kentucky Halfpenny Token Breen-1156 Lancaster Edge EF40. Glossy chocolate brown with underlying light brown in protected areas. There is a small spot of darker olive toning under the J in JUST on the scroll and three tiny rim nicks at G in STRENGTH. LDS, the obverse die crack strong. Weight 188.0 grains."

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