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Obverse of 1795 Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny     Reverse of 1795 Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny
  

  
1795  WASHINGTON LIBERTY & SECURITY HALFPENNY

Notes:
Compare the diameters of the two coins pictured here.  The example with the lettered edge (above) is considerably larger than the example with the plain edge (below).

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62 Brown (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 9, unsold, "ASYLUM edge.  Breen-1263 (called very rare)...pair of faint hairlines in the field under the bust and a thin nick left of the shield..."

PCGS EF-40 (illustrated below).  Plain edge.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 51, "Breen 1262...planchet diameter is about 26.5 mm, and the reduced diameter of these plain edge planchets was insufficient to accommodate all of the legend."

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Obverse of 1795 Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny     Reverse of 1795 Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin
  

 

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