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Lot 30288

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30288
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 12
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing Fine 12 NGC. Breen-208, W-11500. At least 70 variants exist of the Breen-208 design type. Although slightly out of round, this piece displays good detail at the peripheries with unusually high rims. Weakness and heavy wear are confined to the centers. The faint brass splasher is spot-on the crown, appearing as subtle, dull-gray coloration. The surfaces show pleasing, glossy brown color, with smoothness from wear softening most of the planchet irregularities and minimizing porosity. A light die crack extends from St. Patrick's cross to the L in PLEBS. Specialists will note the uncommon positioning of the reverse elements, with St. Patrick's staff pointing directly to the L in PLEBS and his head fully beneath the T in QVIESCAT. All in all, a lovely example of the type and grade level. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $558.13. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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