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Lot 30293

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30293
Date (1670-75)
/Catalog #
Grade 25
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VF25 NGC. Breen-208, W-11500. This is a well-detailed example, although the surfaces are uniformly granular and dark. The Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins says, "The typical St. Patrick's coin is likely to be dark color, often oxidized, and to show extensive use in circulation." Although this coin shows minimal evidence of circulation, the other two characteristics are clearly evident. Only vague remnants of the brass splasher appear as a reddish accent on the high points of the crown. The coin was remarkably well-centered when struck, however, and would have received a much higher grade if not for the environmental factors affecting the surfaces. It is one of the many Nothing Below King sub-varieties. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $705.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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