||(c. 1670) FARTH St. Patrick Farthing VF20 NGC. Breen-208, W-11500. This is a particularly pleasing example of the Nothing Below King farthing, with glossy, chocolate-brown surfaces and smooth wear on the devices. A bit of light porosity does not detract, as it is widely scattered and evident primarily with a glass on the obverse, although somewhat more noticeable on the reverse. Eric P. Newman notes on his brown kraft envelope: "Letters of FLOREAT get larger as they progress. A diebreak from the leg of the Q (of QVIESCAT) to hand of St. Patrick." A mere dollop of brass serves as a circular splasher on the crown, which is visible when the coin is rotated under light. This is an appealing and highly desirable example of the type. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.