Hibernia Coins by Variety | Colonial Coins by Type


Obverse of 1723/2 Hibernia Halfpenny         Reverse of 1723/2 Hibernia Halfpenny

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

Close-up image of the overdate

Obverse of 1723/2 Hibernia Halfpenny     Reverse of 1723/2 Hibernia Halfpenny

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

The 1723/2 variety illustrated above has a die crack that connects George's head with the rim just to the left of the pellet.

Recent appearances:
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."