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Obverse of Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 7     Reverse of Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 7


Rarity: Very Rare (just over 30 known, according to Stan Stephens)

Mintage: Unknown

Designer: Unknown

Metal content: Copper

Observed weights: 113.9 grains

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Significant examples:
"Choice AU" (illustrated above).  Ex - Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, December 9, 2000, Lot 842, where it was described as follows: "1760 Voce Populi, Nelson 7, Choice About Uncirculated.  113.9 grains. Rarity 7 (4-12 specimens extant). Glossy brown and struck on a broad, full planchet. Heavy clashing is noted on the reverse. This coin kills the Taylor:2030 example that was hailed as "Possibly the finest known example." This variety was missing from the Roper collection, one of the more complete collections ever to be offered. A great coin for the variety specialist.


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