|The 1723/2 variety illustrated above has
a die crack that connects George's head with the rim just to the left of
PCGS AU-53 (illustrated above). Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin
"Breen 153" - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20,
2001, Lot 18 at $483.00, "Small 3, Period before Hibernia"
Extremely Fine. Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid
Sale, December 9, 2000, Lot 829, where it was described as follows:
"1723/2 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny, Extremely Fine. This
is the more desirable of the two overdate varieties, as the 2 is recut
wide and right of the 3, and it's clearly visible even to the naked eye.
This example has nice details, but the surfaces have a fine, matte-like
porosity on both sides."