Choice St. Patrick Farthing

Breen’s “Nothing Below King” type. Choice glossy light brown blending to chocolate brown in protected areas. The planchet is smooth and void of any notable marks. The brass splasher is bright and relatively large extending well outside the crown. Nicely centered on the planchet and all the devices are strong with only light, even wear. This was the finest example known to Griffee among the five examples he was able to trace. Noyes photo #72114. Weight 103.4 grains.

Ex James D. King 1/5/1996-John Griffee, 2003 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/8/2003:101 ($1760) (includes the Griffee collection envelope)




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