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A fantastic example of this popular and sought after coinage type. This piece shows a wonderful choice medium brown planchet with original gloss and a full centered strike. The important splasher is fully intact on the obverse situated perfectly on the crown above the king. No problems to note, save for a small pinprick flaw on St. Patrick’s robe, which we mention only for identification purposes. St. Patrick’s farthings are fairly common, but not in this condition. A collector could wait for decades before finding an example in this high state of preservation.
St. Patrick’s coinage has always been collected amongst other American colonial issues, even though they were struck in Ireland. The New Jersey state legislature made these coins legal tender during the colonial days and a few have been found in New Jersey by metal detectorists over the years.
Ex. Richard Picker Collection (Stacks 1984)
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