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Lot 30301

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30301
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 20
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VF20 NGC. Breen-212, W-11500. Masonic punctuation. Eric P. Newman's kraft envelope for this lot identifies all the letter Es as defective on this farthing, but doesn't call attention to the glossy, smooth surfaces so seldom seen for this issue. The flan is dished on the reverse, resulting in bulging on the obverse with the accompanying loss of detail from wear - all of these things are accounted for in the VF20 NGC grade. Otherwise, the piece is exceptional with rich, mahogany brown color and excellent peripheral detail. The brass splasher is clear, extending from the rim across the crown and the harp's edge. The reverse details are strong despite the concave surface. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $881.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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