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St. Patrick Farthing, Silver

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Type Coin
Title St. Patrick Farthing, Silver
Grade F12
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 45
Denomination FARTH

(c. 1670) FARTH Mark Newby's St. Patrick Farthing, Silver -- Mount Removed -- NGC Details. Fine. Breen-210, W-11520, R.5. 99.5 grains. Die alignment: 360?. A well-worn but still attractive example of these mysterious coins. The obverse shows strong detail for the grade, with no real problems to mention. Much the same could be said of the reverse were it not for the obvious signs of prior mounting affecting this piece. The color is brownish-gray with occasional brassy spots. The exact status of these silver "farthings" -- whether intended as circulating coins, medals, presentation pieces, or patterns -- remains unclear. Listed on page 43 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Eric P. Newman and Burdette G. Johnson; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15013, realized $3360. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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