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    1723 Hibernia Farthing, XF45
    Martin 1.1-Bc.1

    1723 FARTH Hibernia Farthing, D:G:REX XF45 NGC. Martin 1.1-Bc.1, W-12240, R.5. This farthing shows the seated figure with harp to the right on the reverse. Dots appear before and after the date. This is a great example of this early variety, for the grade. The deep chocolate-brown surfaces are tinged with hints of intermingled reddish color. Both sides are smooth and unmarked, showing modest wear over the design. A prominent rim bump is noticeable near 12 o'clock on the reverse. The major design elements are all well-struck, leaving uneven definition on the dentils, some of which are off of the flan on the lower obverse.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2AT5, PCGS# 173)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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