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Lot 30310

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30310
Date (1670-75)
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Grade 30
Service NGC
Denomination 1/2 P
Description (c. 1670) 1/2P St. Patrick Halfpenny VF30 NGC. Vlack 4-E, W-11540. A wonderfully smooth, well-produced example of the scarce Small Letters Both Sides variety, problem-free and better than examples offered over the years in several of the finest St. Patrick halfpenny collections. Mark Newby halfpennies are distinctly different than the farthings both in size and production quality, suggesting a different origin, or perhaps a different purpose for the issue. No direct connection to West Jersey has been confirmed, other than design similarities to the farthings. The present coin offers medium-brown patina and excellent surface quality. The brass splasher is undisturbed on the crown, and some facial details on the king remain. Eric P. Newman notes on his envelope "Castaing edge" as opposed to the collared edge seen on the farthings. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $4,700.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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