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    (1670-1675) St. Patrick Farthing, XF45
    W-11500

    (1670-75) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing XF45 NGC. W-11500. The St. Patrick farthing was probably struck in Ireland circa 1670-1675. A quantity of these coins was imported to New Jersey by Mark Newby, and the West Jersey Legislature passed a bill making them legal tender (as halfpence) for small transactions in 1682. The present coin is a well detailed piece with glossy medium brown surfaces, except for some light golden color around the crown on the obverse. This interesting color is explained by a brass splasher implanted in the copper planchet to produce this effect. Listed on page 39 of the 2011 Guide Book. Census: 2 in 45, 3 finer (2/11).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# AUAR, PCGS# 42)


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    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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