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Lot 30344

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30344
Date 1722
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Grade 65
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description 1722 FARTH Hibernia Farthing MS65 Brown NGC. M. 1.1-A.1, W-12200, R.5. Rich auburn-brown surfaces retain traces of original mint red in the protected areas of this glossy and fully lustrous Gem, with faint striations and a planchet fissure from the rim at 8:30 on the obverse, running through the reverse as made. The surfaces are free of distractions and display overall exceptional preservation. Both sides are satiny with reflective fields. The 1722 Hibernia farthing is a distinctive, single variety type with the harp to the left, the only occurrence of the First Type as listed in the Guide Book. This reverse die is found only with the 1.1 obverse, and the variety is scarce in all grades. This sole variety is a must for type collectors and specialists alike. The Eric P. Newman specimen ranks among the finest of only five or six Mint State pieces, equivalent to the finer of the Ford examples, and better than the Garrett, Robison, and Norweb coins, the latter called "Proof" but more likely a prooflike Mint State piece. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $150.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $21,150.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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