Lot 248: 1723 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. D:G: REX. Type. 11 Harp Strings. GEM Uncirculated
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Gem Unc. 1723 Wood's Hibernia Farthing D:G: REX. Type
1723 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. "D:G: REX." Type. 11 Harp Strings. Whitman-12240. Gem Uncirculated.
Rarity-5. This Wood's Hibernia Farthing "D:G: REX." type is a lovely Mint State example having perfect centering on both its obverse and reverse sides. Its natural chestnut-brown color is highly attractive and the strike is sharp in detail. The glossy smooth highly lustrous surfaces are free of marks or detractions with just a trivial faint hairline on the reverse. It is a Prototype design for Wood's Hibernia Farthing coinage. See: Sydney F. Martin's reference "The Hibernia Coinage of William Wood, 1722-1724," where he also suggests that the 1723 dated pieces of this type may have actually been struck prior to those dated 1722. A beautiful example of this major listed type as listed on page 46 of the 2017 Red Book. Ex: Anthony Terranova, (March 1982) according to the consignor with his handwritten holder.