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Printed Auction 37 Lot 361

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The Deserted Village. Middlesex 744 to 749 die progression set. Æ halfpenny (8).

1. Msex 744. Britannia reverse. Perfect die state, heavy die polishing lines, letters in legend are strong.

2. Msex 747a. Lion dismayed reverse. Die lines are weaker; some letters less bold.

3. Msex 749. Shepherd reverse. Cracks starting at "S" in MASTER and above the tree to the left out line the future cud.

4. Msex 745 (S). Highlander reverse. A pronounced cud from the "S" in MASTER to the "G" in GRASPS.

5. Msex 748. Cain and Abel reverse. Cud and cracks are stronger; cracks developing from "A" in DOMAIN to ONLY under the date.

6. Msex 748. Notably strong cud and cracks; more cracks beginning, particularly through DOMAIN.

7. Msex 748. Cud runs to the tree; all cracks are bolder and the cud covers "S" in MASTER.

8. Msex 746 (S). Indian reverse. Terminal die state; a large portion of the die is missing.


All are Uncirculated, with luster evident on most.

Ex Wayne Anderson. Ex Davisson Auction 9 (9 October 1997), lots 300-307.

Coin envelopes for each piece with written explanation (Wayne Anderson) of the die state are included.

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