|Title||1760 Hibernia-Voce Populi Farthing, Large Letters, BN|
|Service Catalog #||256|
1760 FARTH Hibernia-Voce Populi Farthing, Large Letters, Nelson-1, W-13800, R.5, XF45 NGC. Die alignment: 150?. A choice example of this enigmatic coinage, struck for use in Ireland but occasionally encountered in this country. Smooth surfaces with a lovely chocolate-brown patina and a bold strike make for a strong visual impression. Describing the Voce Populi series in 1905, Philip Nelson opined that the farthings were "of rather superior execution" to the halfpennies. Listed on page 51 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15214, realized $3840. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|