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Lot 30297

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30297
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 12
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing Fine 12 NGC. Breen-211, W-11500. Some perceive the curious shapes below the king as sea creatures, while others maintain they are simply a depiction of raised ground. The odd shapes and other strange symbols elsewhere on the coin only add interest to the debate. Softened by wear and the usual strike weakness, the central details of this example are smooth and attractive. The splasher was applied too low, catching just the rim of the crown and the king's beard. Most of the legends, punctuation, and other motifs are visible, making this problem-free coin a desirable representative of the type. It will be difficult to find a nicer example of the modest NGC-assigned grade. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $646.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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