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1723. Farth Hibernia, Silver Pattern (Special Strike)

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PCGS SP65

PCGS SP65

PCGS SP64
PCGS #:
179
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Auction Record:
$25,300 • GEM UNC • 1-1-2005 • Stack's
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 SP65 PCGS grade

A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd, 3/1970 - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 1/2005:68, $23,000

1 SP65 PCGS grade  
1 SP65 PCGS grade  
4 SP64+ PCGS grade  
5 SP64 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 SP65 PCGS grade

A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd, 3/1970 - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 1/2005:68, $23,000

1 SP65 PCGS grade  
1 SP65 PCGS grade  
4 SP64+ PCGS grade  
5 SP64 PCGS grade
5 SP64 PCGS grade
5 SP64 PCGS grade  
5 SP64 PCGS grade  
5 SP64 PCGS grade
5 SP64 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: The silver versions of the 1723 Hibernia Farthings are among the most highly prized of the series.  Though considered a pattern coinage by some, their numbers suggest a special striking of some sort.  According to the cataloger of the sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. collection, the firm of A.H. Baldwin & Sons uncovered a silver tube containing 43 silver Hibernia Halfpennies, all of which were dispersed during the 1960s and 1970s. Today, they appear at auction very infrequently.

Depending on the strike, surface quality, and overall appearance, Silver Hibernia Farthings have been graded Mint State, Specimen, and Proof at various times.  PCGS favors the Specimen designation based on the more than two dozen examples they have examined and certified.