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    Very Rare 1766 Pitt Farthing VF20

    1766 FARTH Pitt Farthing VF20 PCGS. Breen-248. Usually found in halfpenny format, William Pitt farthing-sized examples are extremely rare. PCGS has certified only five pieces in all grades. This example is dark brown in color with somewhat rough fields and a small rim defect at 9 o'clock. It was described as "probably unique" in the Norweb I catalog, "struck in copper, or an alloy resembling copper" instead of the expected brass or yellow-bronze alloy. Listed on page 48 of the 2008 Guide Book.
    Ex: Norweb Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 10/87), lot 1241; David Bruce Collection (Heritage, 1/02), lot 5063, which realized $4,830.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AUG, PCGS# 232)

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

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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