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Choice Uncirculated Off Center Woods Farthing

ID Number: 5582
Category: Irish Coins 1600 - 1823
Catalogue Number: Nelson 7, Martin 2.1-Bc.4
Grade: Brown Unc w some luster; PCGS MS64BN
Weight: 58.1 grains = 3.78 grams
Date: 1723
Denomination: Wood's Copper Farthing
Pedigree: ex Stacks Ford IV, Jan 20, 2005, L.65
Ruler: George I, 1714-1727
Price: $4K
Additional Details
1723 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. N.7, Martin 2.1-Bc.4, Rarity 4.  Choice Uncirculated.  58.1 grains = 3.78 grams. A rarely seen error.

Boldly struck off center to the lower left by about 15% with a wide border of extra metal showing at the upper right including what appears to be a cud which had formed on the rim at about 1:15.

The obverse and reverse are both pale gray-brown with some traces of original mint color particularly on the obverse above the king's head. A few light marks, none really important compared to the significance of the error in this series.

Graded and encapsulated PCGS MS64BN 10% Off Center.  $4K.

Provenance: Ex Malcolm Ellis, Surrey via Fred Werner on November 7, 1970.
                     Ex Stacks & Bowers
Ford Sale Part IV, Jan 20, 2005, L.65

Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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