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Lot 30289

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30289
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 20
Service Details NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing - Environmental Damage - NGC Details. VF. Breen-208, W-11500. Uniformly rich, dark brown surfaces show some granularity, and well as an area of corrosion at the crown. Because there is no evidence of the brass splasher on this coin, it is possible the brass was removed, with the handiwork contributing to surface corrosion in that area of the coin. This is an interesting PLBBS variety, with an errant B corrected with an overmarked E to make PLEBS. The E in REX and QVIESCAT are closed as well, where the Es show rudimentary die work to correct the error. This is a strongly struck farthing, nicely centered on both sides, with detail remaining on the kneeling king and harp. The reverse is perhaps a bit more granular, but also with all motifs sharp. Net graded by NGC as VF with Environmental Damage. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $881.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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