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Lot 30347

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30347
Date 1723
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Grade 64
Service NGC
Denomination FARTH
Description 1723 FARTH Hibernia Farthing, DEI GRATIA MS64 Brown NGC. M. 3.5-Bc.6, W-12350, R.5. Struck in Ireland, William Wood's Hibernia farthings and halfpence were primarily used in that country prior to suspicions about the pieces being underweight, and only circulated in the American colonies through informal importation. Many types are known of the 1723 farthing, this piece representing the 11 harp strings variant with just one dot following the date, of which Martin lists some 28 die varieties. This die pair is elusive, with less than 75 pieces believed extant. The strike is bold, with smooth, glossy auburn surfaces and small tinges of red seen in the protected regions. 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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