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Categories  •  Stack's January 2005 The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part VII U. S. Colonial Coins and Early American Tokens St. Patrick's Tokens
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 St. Patrick's Token related (see below) $375.00
St. Patrick's Token related. A cut fragment (8 x 5.5 cm.) of a colonial era financial document with...
A cut fragment (8 x 5.5 cm.) of a colonial era financial document with the name Mark Newby written into the margin in old handwriting. Mr. Ford bought this as a possible Mark Newby autograph but was aware that this was uncertain. The cataloguer does not believe the hand to be 17th century.
2 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Gold AU $160,000.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Gold. About Uncirculated, or thereabouts. 184.9 gns. No nimbus. FLOREAT...
About Uncirculated, or thereabouts. 184.9 gns. No nimbus. FLOREAT REX obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS reverse. Very pleasing deep yellow gold in color with the toning around the peripheries on both sides that gold takes on over time. Fairly well centered on both sides, the obverse a little off but the reverse about perfectly centered. Very sharp, all the detail in King David's figure on the obverse...  more
3 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Silver CH EF $12,000.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Silver. Choice Extremely Fine, with claims to a higher grade. 115.5...
Choice Extremely Fine, with claims to a higher grade. 115.5 gns. No nimbus. FLOREAT :REX obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS reverse. A wonderful and simply lovely piece and the finest seen by the cataloguer, nicer than the best of Norweb's four. The obverse and reverse are toned in deep coin silver gray. There are traces of iridescent blue and very pale champagne toning on each. The center of the...  more
4 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Silver CH EF $15,000.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Silver. Nice Choice Extremely Fine. 98.1 gns. No nimbus. FLOREAT :REX:...
Nice Choice Extremely Fine. 98.1 gns. No nimbus. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS reverse. Both sides are toned in pale silver gray with traces of iridescent rose and gold toning. Somewhat soft in the center of the reverse but the obverse figure of kneeling King David is clear and sharp (crown above to left soft, also as struck). Nearly full outer beaded borders on both sides. A...  more
5 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Silver VF $7,250.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Silver. Very Fine. 78.8 gns. No nimbus. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT...
Very Fine. 78.8 gns. No nimbus. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS: reverse. Pale yellow gold and gray in color on both sides, the piece being deeply toned. Clearly, an example which had circulated for quite some time, accounting for the present grade. Well struck and centered, all design details present on the flan and punctuation quite clear. Some softness in the center, this due...  more
6 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing CH EF $6,750.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Copper. Nothing under king. Choice Extremely Fine. 91.1 gns. FLOREAT...
Copper. Nothing under king. Choice Extremely Fine. 91.1 gns. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS. reverse. A very attractive piece, with deep rich mahogany coloring that is usually not seen on these. Brass splash present, faded but very well centered. Obverse slightly off center to upper left; reverse slightly off to top. Some light marks, the top of the obverse and reverse a bit rough...  more
7 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing CH EF $6,250.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Copper. Nothing under king. Choice Extremely Fine. 94.5 gns. FLOREAT...
Copper. Nothing under king. Choice Extremely Fine. 94.5 gns. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS. reverse. A really lovely example. Both sides are nicely toned in a light olive brown shade. The brass splash on the crown on the obverse is full, bold and still quite bright. It makes a dramatic appearance against the darker field. The centers are sharp, the punctuation is clear and the...  more
8 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing EF $4,750.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Copper. Nothing under king. Extremely Fine. 97.8 gns. FLOREAT :REX:...
Copper. Nothing under king. Extremely Fine. 97.8 gns. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS: reverse. Medium brown in color. Remarkable brass splash, here covering the crown, letters to its left and right and engaging the top of King David's head. Reverse rim flawed above EB, smaller flaw on David's neck, no other marks or stray signs of mishandling that require specific mention. Somewhat...  more
9 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing EF $4,750.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Copper. Nothing under king. Extremely Fine. 106.6 gns. FLOREAT :REX:...
Copper. Nothing under king. Extremely Fine. 106.6 gns. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS reverse (punctuation unclear due to massive reverse rim cud at right). Toned on both sides in a dark brown. Full brass splash somewhat faded on the crown. Soft on the obverse at left due to the remarkably huge die cud which has formed on the right side of the reverse, covering part of B and all...  more
10 Undated St. Patrick's Farthing VF $2,600.00
Undated St. Patrick's Farthing. Copper. Figure 8 under king. Very Fine. 104.5 gns. Subdued splash....
Copper. Figure 8 under king. Very Fine. 104.5 gns. Subdued splash. FLOREAT :REX: obverse. QVIESCAT PLEBS reverse. Very Fine. Dark brown in color on both sides. Brass splash present but very subdued, nearly imperceptible. Surfaces somewhat rough in places, particularly on the obverse.
11 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters. Choice Extremely Fine CH EF $12,000.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters. Choice Extremely Fine. Vlack 1-A. 142.0 gns. A really...
Vlack 1-A. 142.0 gns. A really remarkable example of this issue with sharpness and surface quality almost never seen on these. Both sides are light golden brown in color. There is a full brass splash off centered to the left from the crown. Central sharpness is strong on both sides, with King David's hand clear above the strings of the harp and some of the inner detail in St. Patrick's...  more
12 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters VF $4,000.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters. Very Fine. V.1-A. 146.2 gns. A second specimen. Light...
Very Fine. V.1-A. 146.2 gns. A second specimen. Light golden brown on both sides. Full brass splash nearly perfectly centered with just a little bit flowing off to the upper left and engaging the neighboring T. Fairly well detailed smooth and hard surfaces, decently clear fields. On this example the tessellated floor on which King David kneels can be seen in some detail.
13 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters VF $4,250.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters. Very Fine. V.1-B. 143.5 gns. Said to be very rare...
Very Fine. V.1-B. 143.5 gns. Said to be very rare by Breen with only one other known, the Maris plate coin. Light golden brown in color on both sides. Well centered. Partial brass splash, dotted about the base of the crown and to its middle left. Surfaces mostly smooth and hard, microgranular to the naked eye.
14 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters obverse; Medium Letters reverse VF $5,750.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Large Letters obverse; Medium Letters reverse. Very Fine. V.3-C....
Very Fine. V.3-C. 156.2 gns. Large over smaller REX. Large over smaller ECCE. Breen calls this very rare in his encyclopedia. Nice light olive brown on both sides. Full splash, off centered, covering the bottom portion of the crown and the top of the harp. In addition, a small additional splash of brass touched the base of the harp. Obverse sharpness fairly decent save for around the...  more
15 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters obverse; Large Letters reverse VF $19,000.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters obverse; Large Letters reverse. Very Fine. V.4-B. 132.9...
Very Fine. V.4-B. 132.9 gns. Interesting and unusual mahogany in color. Both surfaces quite rough and granular. Brass splash present but heavily faded and visible only as a faint yellow-green blur on the crown. Traces of verdigris on both sides. Obverse struck considerably off center to the right.
16 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters. Superb SP $37,500.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters. Superb. V.5-D. 158.1 gns. The finest Halfpenny seen...
V.5-D. 158.1 gns. The finest Halfpenny seen by the cataloguer and only the Maris plate coin can rival it for top honors in his experience. A simply superb specimen of outstanding quality. Both sides are light golden brown in color. The surfaces are actually smooth and hard and have some reflectivity remaining! The brass splash is present, off centered to the right. The piece is well...  more
17 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters VF $16,000.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters. Very Fine. V.5-D. 148.6 gns. A second example. Dark...
Very Fine. V.5-D. 148.6 gns. A second example. Dark brown on both sides, the color quite pleasant. Full brass splash nearly perfectly placed on the crown but to its left. Surfaces mostly clear, clean and hard with just traces of microgranularity at the upper left on the obverse and upper right on the reverse. Nicely detailed, with good central sharpness on both sides. An exemplary example...  more
18 Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters CH VF $3,250.00
Undated St. Patrick's Halfpenny. Small Letters. Choice Very Fine. V.5-F. 155.5 gns. Dark olive brown...
Choice Very Fine. V.5-F. 155.5 gns. Dark olive brown on both sides. Brass splash present, very faded, off center to the bottom engaging the top of the harp. Both surfaces somewhat granular, the center and left center of the obverse particularly so.
Categories  •  Stack's January 2005 The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part VII U. S. Colonial Coins and Early American Tokens The 1722-1724 Wood's Hibernia Coinage
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
19 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Rocks on Right. Nelson 1 GEM UNC $37,500.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Rocks on Right. Nelson 1. ''Pattern.'' Gem Uncirculated. Prooflike....
''Pattern.'' Gem Uncirculated. Prooflike. 115.6 gns. Essentially a gem Uncirculated example with bright prooflike fields. The obverse and reverse are mostly a rich brown in color. There is blazing nearly unfaded original mint red around the letters in the obverse inscription, in places on George I's head and hair, across Hibernia's seated figure from her waist down, the harp and date, and in places...  more
20 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Rocks on right. N.1 VF $11,000.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Rocks on right. N.1. ''Pattern.'' Very Fine. 148.4 gns. 30.1 mm. A...
''Pattern.'' Very Fine. 148.4 gns. 30.1 mm. A lovely broadstruck example. Both sides are toned in a rich and generally even light olive brown in color. The fields appear smooth and hard to the naked eye and while the piece shows obvious signs of wear (quite possibly, as a pocket piece) there are essentially no real defects requiring mention on either side. Full border of extra metal beyond...  more
21 1722 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. D:G:REX. N.2 GEM UNC $11,000.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. D:G:REX. N.2. ''Pattern.'' Gem Uncirculated. Prooflike. 59.2 gns. A...
''Pattern.'' Gem Uncirculated. Prooflike. 59.2 gns. A lovely example of this issue. Both the obverse and reverse are toned in a very pleasing pale golden brown color. The fields are clear, clean and if a trifle granular in places essentially undisturbed by any stray marks. There is a short planchet crack on the reverse running from the rim above the last '2' in the date reaching through...  more
22 1722 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. D:G:REX. N.2 UNC $6,500.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. D:G:REX. N.2. ''Pattern.'' Uncirculated, or slightly finer. 71.3 gns....
''Pattern.'' Uncirculated, or slightly finer. 71.3 gns. Very sharply struck and on fields which are toned in a nice, light golden brown shade. Most of George's hair curls can be seen without the aid of magnification and Liberty's features and figure are full. A short staple scratch in the right reverse field is noted. Called ''Proof'' by Boyd.
23 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Gem Uncirculated. Prooflike. One of the finest seen GEM UNC $3,750.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Gem Uncirculated. Prooflike. One of the finest seen,...
- better than all the Norweb examples. 103.1 gns. A lovely example struck on smooth and satiny surfaces with good central detail and nice rich light golden brown color. There are a few traces of faded mint red visible in 'IBER' in the reverse legend. The surfaces are essentially mark-free, the strike is very sharp and the piece was clearly well made. Described by Spink & Sons, Ltd., when...  more
24 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated. Prooflike CH UNC $5,250.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated. Prooflike. 118.5 gns. An unusual...
118.5 gns. An unusual example toned in light golden brown, a shade highly suggestive of bath metal and not copper. Very sharply struck with full central details showing on a planchet which was well made and has somewhat reflective surfaces. The quality of the piece was good enough to inspire a previous owner to call it a ''Proof.'' There are one or two light marks and a small patch of...  more
25 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated. Prooflike CH UNC $3,750.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated. Prooflike. 124.9 gns. A very...
124.9 gns. A very pleasing piece. Both sides are toned in a rich even light olive brown color. The fields are a little rough behind George's head, above Hibernia's head and in the field to her left. There is a small planchet flaw in the field before George's chin. Well struck everywhere with full detail showing in the king's hair on the obverse and the harp strings on the reverse, leading...  more
26 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated CH UNC $2,400.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated. 109.2 gns. Light golden brown...
109.2 gns. Light golden brown in color on both sides with considerable faded mint red around the peripheries on each. Centers somewhat soft, a trifle flawed in places, the obverse die severely broken in the field below George's bust with a pronounced linear cud formed from the rim below its point ending in a spidery break below 'O' in GEORGIUS.
27 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated CH UNC $1,600.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated. 109.9 gns. Nicely and evenly...
109.9 gns. Nicely and evenly toned in a rich gray-brown shade on both sides. Struck from what appear to be rusted and somewhat broken dies, the obverse centers a bit rough as a result. Softly struck in the centers which seems to be fairly typical for the issue. Fields clear, clean, and somewhat reflective in appearance.
28 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated CH UNC $3,500.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Choice Uncirculated. 125.5 gns. A lovely coin and...
125.5 gns. A lovely coin and nearly a perfect example for the type. Both sides are a nice light olive brown in color. The obverse is well centered and struck with great detail showing in the center. The reverse is slightly off to the upper right but the outer beaded border is complete and there is extra metal showing at the lower left. The obverse surface is just microgranular and shows...  more
29 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Uncirculated UNC $1,400.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Uncirculated, with claims to Choice quality. 106.7...
- with claims to Choice quality. 106.7 gns. Very softly struck in the centers on both sides but the fields are bright and somewhat reflective (if a trifle rough in places) and the piece has the overall appearance of a choice specimen. Nice, light golden brown and deep umber toning on both sides.
30 1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Silver VF $27,500.00
1722 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Harp Left. N.3. Silver. Nearly Very Fine. 113.5 gns. Toned on each...
Nearly Very Fine. 113.5 gns. Toned on each side in a nice, pale silver gray shade with a few traces of light gold toning principally around the peripheries. Surfaces on both sides smooth, unmarred and the piece overall is essentially free from disturbing handling marks. Nearly full obverse beaded border, reverse quite full with some extra metal showing beyond in places. Extremely rare:...  more
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