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Obverse of 1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 2     Reverse of 1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 2
   


1760 VOCE POPULI HALFPENNY - NELSON 2

Rarity: Common

Variety equivalents:
Zelinka 4-B, Dowle & Finn 570

Metal content: Copper

Observed weights: 92.4 - 121.3 grains

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None

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Notes:

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
"About Uncirculated-50."  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1350, where it was described as follows: "1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny, Crosslet after VOCE, Nelson 2, About Uncirculated-50.  121.3 grains.  Light brown and semi-glossy.  The obverse shows some scattered pitting that appears to have been in the planchet before the coin was struck.  This variety usually comes flatly struck at the centers, but this one shows excellent detailing in those areas, even stronger than on the Norweb example (labelled "among the finest known").  Straight edge clip at the base of the obverse, barely affecting the denticles."

"About Uncirculated" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, June 9, 2001, Lot 1237, where it was described as follows: "1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny, Nelson 2, About Uncirculated.  118.0 grains. This coin is probably a technical Unc., but the strike was very soft and the original planchet was defective. The color is golden brown and the fields are nice and lustrous. Because the strike was so weak, the central devices appear granular since the metal was not forced up into the recesses of the die. In any event, this is an important coin because of its high condition and as an interesting illustration of how dramatically different a coin can appear depending on how well it is struck." - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 910

"Very Fine".  Ex - Early American Numismatics, Inc., Mail Bid Sale April 21, 2001, Lot 1037, where it was described as follows: "1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny, Nelson 2, Choice Very Fine.  92.4 grains. Choice, light brown colors -- a beauty (even for the grade)."

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Descriptions Of Die Varieties" by Zelinka, The Colonial Newsletter, October 1976, pages 559-564

Obverse of 1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 2     Reverse of 1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 2

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