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    (c. 1670) St. Patrick Farthing in Silver
    W-11520, Fine Details

    (c. 1670) FARTH Mark Newby's St. Patrick Farthing, Silver -- Mount Removed -- NGC Details. Fine. Breen-210, W-11520, R.5. 99.5 grains. Die alignment: 360°. A well-worn but still attractive example of these mysterious coins. The obverse shows strong detail for the grade, with no real problems to mention. Much the same could be said of the reverse were it not for the obvious signs of prior mounting affecting this piece. The color is brownish-gray with occasional brassy spots. The exact status of these silver "farthings" -- whether intended as circulating coins, medals, presentation pieces, or patterns -- remains unclear. Listed on page 43 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Eric P. Newman and Burdette G. Johnson; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 29
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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