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Type Coin
Title (EYE GOUGE) / WWW (PI-30)
Date 1806
Country Ireland
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Denomination 1/4p
Description Hibernia farthing, 1806. I never understood the reason for the gouging out or graffiti over the eyes of the Monarch. It's seen often on old English or Hibernia coins such as this. It is a defacement however and suggests a Nationalist statement. The meaning of ?WW? is unknown to me. Purchased from Michael Walsh / Nottingham, Maryland, USA. (Ju. 22, 2012) ($12).

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