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The Only Farthing Sent to America by Act of Parliament

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England. 1749 farthing. George II. AU-55 (PCGS). One of the iconic coins of the colonial U.S., the only issue (along with the 1749 halfpence that came with it) that was officially shipped to the British colonies in America by the ton by official Act of Parliament. This specimen shows ideal glossy dark chocolate brown surfaces that are smooth and free of issues. The strike is bold, and light evidence of die clashing is visible on both sides. 1749 farthings are a bit tougher than their sister halfpence in high grade like this. In low grade, particularly in dug condition, both issues are rather common; there is no date of George II coppers more frequently found by American metal detectorists than the 1749s. While these were shipped to Boston aboard the Mermaid, examples turn up in American soil as far south as Virginia and the Carolinas. Though their status as an American colonial coin has been recognized as far back as Crosby, they've only been listed in the Redbook the last few years. Few are as all-around choice as this one.

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Grading Service PCGS
Grade AU55
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011008

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England. 1749 farthing. George II. AU-55 (PCGS). One of the iconic coins of the colonial U.S., the only issue (along with the 1749 halfpence that came with it) that was officially shipped to the British colonies in America by the ton by official Act of Parliament. This specimen shows ideal glossy dark chocolate brown surfaces that are smooth and free of issues. The strike is bold, and light evidence of die clashing is visible on both sides. 1749 farthings are a bit tougher than their sister halfpence in high grade like this. In low grade, particularly in dug condition, both issues are rather common; there is no date of George II coppers more frequently found by American metal detectorists than the 1749s. While these were shipped to Boston aboard the Mermaid, examples turn up in American soil as far south as Virginia and the Carolinas. Though their status as an American colonial coin has been recognized as far back as Crosby, they've only been listed in the Redbook the last few years. Few are as all-around choice as this one.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade AU55
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011008

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