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    (c. 1670) St. Patrick Farthing, Breen-208, VF20
    Smooth, Appealing Surfaces

    (c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VF20 NGC. Breen-208, W-11500. This is a particularly pleasing example of the Nothing Below King farthing, with glossy, chocolate-brown surfaces and smooth wear on the devices. A bit of light porosity does not detract, as it is widely scattered and evident primarily with a glass on the obverse, although somewhat more noticeable on the reverse. Eric P. Newman notes on his brown kraft envelope: "Letters of FLOREAT get larger as they progress. A diebreak from the leg of the Q (of QVIESCAT) to hand of St. Patrick." A mere dollop of brass serves as a circular splasher on the crown, which is visible when the coin is rotated under light. This is an appealing and highly desirable example of the type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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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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