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Lot 30294

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30294
Date (1670-75)
/Catalog #
Grade 25
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VF25 NGC. Breen-208, W-11500. A broad splash of brass covers not only the crown, but also the king down to his shoulder, and touches the top of the harp. This "Nothing Below King" example is original but somewhat rough, as one might expect for such an early piece. Many St. Patrick farthings spent time in the ground at one point or another, and although there is no proof such is the case here, the surfaces suggest it. The fields for the most part are slightly granular and dark, yet the devices are a pleasing light brown and smooth. The nice centering and strong remaining details encourage the VF25 NGC grade. A bit of rim flatness at 4 o'clock is either a flan defect or a slight clip, where the reeding is missing. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $998.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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