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Lot 30299

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30299
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 15
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing Fine 15 NGC. Breen-212, W-11500. Masonic punctuation (called a "colon & period after REX" by Eric P. Newman). This smooth and attractive example is notable for the large brass splasher that almost missed its target entirely. Bright brassy-gold covers the obverse rim and AT of FLOREAT before finding the top left corner of the crown. This is an excellent light-brown representative of the Sea Beasts Below King obverse, one of several varieties with the Masonic punctuation defining the Breen-212 designation. Minimal granularity is confined to the margins, which display sharp legends on the obverse and only minor weakness at CAT of QVIESCAT and EBS of PLEBS. Well-detailed motifs remain, although smoothed by wear. A problem-free example. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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