1760 VOCE POPULI HALFPENNY - NELSON 15
Rarity: Very Scarce
Metal content: Copper
Images courtesy of Superior
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.
"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."
"Descriptions Of Die
Varieties" by Zelinka, The Colonial Newsletter, October 1976,
Posting by Stan Stephens at [email protected],
August 8, 2003, Message 2