1723. Farth Hibernia, Silver Pattern SP (PCGS# 179)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4002
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1723 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. Martin 3.2-Bc.10, W-Unlisted. Rarity-5. Silver. MS-62 (PCGS). Boldly struck and well centered. The fields show prooflike character on both obverse and reverse. Both sides display complete dentilation. The female effigy on the reverse bears a strong resemblance to Queen Anne, the immediate predecessor of George I, who was king when the Hibernia farthings were issued. Presumably, silver strikings were made to accommodate collector interest in Great Britain, as by the early 18th century, numismatics was a popular pastime among the affluent members of society.