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Lot 30303

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30303
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 10
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VG10 NGC. Breen-213, W-11500. An exceptional example of the Sea Beasts Under King, Stars in Legends variety, exactly as described in Breen's Encyclopedia as B-213. The stars (or cinquefoils) get progressively smaller following REX. On this example, there are four stars. An additional star precedes the R in REX. On the reverse, single stars follow QVIESCAT and PLEBS. The brass splasher covers the crown, worn but still bright, and tinged with green. Wonderfully smooth, brown fields and devices show no granularity or pitting, a highly sought-after but seldom-found characteristic of St. Patrick farthings. This is a moderately worn but exceedingly attractive representative of the type. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,175.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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