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Lot 30295

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30295
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 sub-varieties of the Breen-208 "Nothing Below King" are so numerous, and the die characteristics so variable, that attribution is a complex matter. Coupled with the scarcity of the issue in general and the lack of well-detailed pieces, no comprehensive study exists, although some formidable collections help the cause (the Norweb, Griffee, Boyd-Ford, and Craige collections, to name a few). The series always attracts attention for its many mysteries to be solved. This example displays a wonderful light-brown patina and unusually smooth surfaces. It is one of the PLBBS varieties, where a B was modified into an E in the legends. The brass splasher is subtle, covering the right of the crown. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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