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Lot 30292

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30292
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 25
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VF25 NGC. Breen-208, W-11500. The variety with "Nothing Below King," a representation of King David playing an Irish harp, with an Anglicized depiction of St. Patrick on the reverse. The large brass splasher on this coin is prominent on the obverse, although positioned low and covering a good portion of the field and part of the crown. Moderate circulation is apparent at the obverse center, where the fields and the King's portrait are smoothly worn but glossy and attractive. A small mark at the central obverse is what Eric P. Newman describes as a "dent on David's seat." An area of light corrosion exists under St. Patrick's outstretched arm on the reverse, and a bit of lacquer residue remains along the rim. Still, this coin is above average for the issue and displays plentiful, chocolate-brown appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,997.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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