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(1733) Post-Patent Rosa Americana Twopence Uniface Obverse Strike in Steel PCGS Certified "Genuine" Proof
(1733) Post-Patent Rosa Americana Twopence Pattern Uniface Obverse Strike in Steel. From Stacks, March 18, 1993, Lot 2047. Only Six Known. Certified PCGS PR "Genuine" - AU details.
Exceedingly Rare. One of Six known. Struck in Steel from a high-relief die also used on the Copper 1733 Twopence Patterns. Holder states environmental damage, as there is minor pitting from old rust, mostly contained to the lower reverse (where it doesn't matter anyway). Researchers believe these Patterns may have been made by William Wood' heirs (he died in 1730) in an attempt to keep their coinage contract alive. The Steel versions were created to show the utility of using pit coal for manufacturing iron and to show the versatility and superiority of Steel in use for producing coinage. An amazing rarity, a Uniface Pattern issue destined for the finest specialized collection of Rosa Americana issues or Colonial coinage rarities.

This Pattern is listed in The Colonial Coin Collectors Club reference titled, "The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood" by Sydney F. Martin, Section 8.4 "Post-1724 Rosa Americana Patterns" page 328-331, where the author estimates "...but six examples known.".
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