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    1723 Hibernia Farthing, MS64 Brown
    Martin 3.5-Bc.6

    1723 FARTH Hibernia Farthing, DEI GRATIA MS64 Brown NGC. M. 3.5-Bc.6, W-12350, R.5. Struck in Ireland, William Wood's Hibernia farthings and halfpence were primarily used in that country prior to suspicions about the pieces being underweight, and only circulated in the American colonies through informal importation. Many types are known of the 1723 farthing, this piece representing the 11 harp strings variant with just one dot following the date, of which Martin lists some 28 die varieties. This die pair is elusive, with less than 75 pieces believed extant. The strike is bold, with smooth, glossy auburn surfaces and small tinges of red seen in the protected regions.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2AT6, PCGS# 176)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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