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Obverse of 1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 15     Reverse of 1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny - Nelson 15


1760 VOCE POPULI HALFPENNY - NELSON 15

Rarity: Very Scarce

Metal content: Copper

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
A cast counterfeit appeared in the Stack's "Spence" sale where it was mis-attributed as a Nelson-8.  This coin is now in the Dr. Nelson collection at Colonial Williamsburg.

Recent appearances:
"MS-63 Brown" (illustrated below).  Ex - Superior Galleries New York ANA Sale, August 1-3, 2002, Lot 45, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny. Nelson-15 Rarity-4. Mint State 63 Brown. Chocolate brown with some underlying lighter brown toning in protected areas. No spots or other marks, but the surfaces are a bit dull from years of gentle oxidation. A proper brushing is all that's needed to bring out the underlying mint luster. Sharply struck and very attractive. An excellent example of this very scarce die variety."

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

Posting by Stan Stephens at [email protected], August 8, 2003, Message 2