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Obverse of 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny - DEI GRATIA REX / AMERICANA     Reverse of 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny - DEI GRATIA REX / AMERICANA
  

  
1722 ROSA AMERICANA HALFPENNY - 
"DEI GRATIA REX" on obverse / "AMERICANA" on reverse

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Recent appearances:
"Choice Extremely Fine-45" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 898, illustrated

PCGS EF-45.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 9, "1722 Rosa Americana half-penny, Breen-133, D.G. Rex obverse, so-called "second prototype halfpenny", illustrated, sold for $747.50

"Very Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s June 9, 2001 Mail Bid Sale, Lot 1221, where it was described as follows: "1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny, Very Fine.  81.8 grains. Olive-brown, with some of the original brassy color still evident on the back of the coin. The planchet has flattened slightly on the left side of the obverse and on the corresponding area on the reverse. This does not appear to be damage to the coin and it may have been caused by a thinning of the planchet or because the dies were out of parallel."

"Very Fine" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 13, 2001, Lot 1135, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny, DEI GRATIA REX / ROSA AMERICANA, Very Fine.    Glossy brown and attractive, the only defect being a small patch of tin-pesting on the right side of the obverse."

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Obverse of 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny - DEI GRATIA / AMERICANA     Reverse of 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny - DEI GRATIA / AMERICANA

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Obverse of 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny - DEI GRATIA / AMERICANA     Reverse of 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny - DEI GRATIA / AMERICANA

Choice Extremely Fine-45
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