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Lot 244: (1672) Mark Newby, St. Patrick Farthing. FLOREAT. Exceptional Choice EF to AU
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
St. Patrick Coinage
High Quality Mark Newby St. Patrick Farthing
(1672) Mark Newby, St. Patrick Farthing. FLOREAT. With Brass Insert. Choice Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated.
This example is by a far and wide margin the finest Premium Quality example of this major type we have had the pleasure to offer. A thoroughly delightful example of this St. Patrick Farthing type. The surfaces are remarkably smooth and hard, a perfect medium chestnut-brown in color and being basically defect-free with its Brass splasher insert. This coin is extremely well centered, has very sharp details and is remarkably defect free! A wonderful, exciting and perfectly collectable example of this very popular major type as listed on page 43 of the 2017 Red Book.