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Lot 30306

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30306
Date (1670-75)
/Catalog #
Grade 30
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VF30 NGC. Breen-216, W-11500. Ex: Norweb. This excellent example of Breen-216 is sharp and attractive. It was purchased out of the Bowers & Merena Norweb II auction of March, 1988, lot 2345, where it was described as, "Smooth, brown surfaces. Splash discolored, showing verdigris. Rims ragged, but as made. Obverse: cincture below L; 8, leaning left, below King David, faint FLOREAT :REX: . Reverse: first E almost touches the neighboring S; cross touches E; EBS joined at their bases by a die break; spire joins break beneath EB; oddly shaped bird, resembling a jet with swept-back wings; QVIESCAT?PLEBS: ." The Norwebs purchased this coin privately from Fred Baldwin in May, 1963, meaning the coin will have changed hands just twice in the past 50+ years (when acquired by an advanced collector in the present sale). Ex: Fred Baldwin (5/23/1963); Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 2345; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $3,055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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