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Superb AU-58+ (PCGS) 1749 Farthing

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Superb AU-58+ (PCGS) 1749 Farthing

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A beautiful light brown example, with some faded mint color around the peripheries where red was last to fade. One of the iconic coins of Colonial America, the only issue (along with the 1749 halfpence that came with it) that was officially shipped to the future United States by official Act of Parliament. Only light handling is noted, and the strike is bold everywhere other than the always-soft head of Britannia. 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. While this is still an official English copper coin, it is of more direct American relevance than the Wood's Hibernias or dozens of other "classic" U.S. colonial issues, some of which rarely or never saw American shores.

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade AU58+
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 30879869

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Details

A beautiful light brown example, with some faded mint color around the peripheries where red was last to fade. One of the iconic coins of Colonial America, the only issue (along with the 1749 halfpence that came with it) that was officially shipped to the future United States by official Act of Parliament. Only light handling is noted, and the strike is bold everywhere other than the always-soft head of Britannia. 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. While this is still an official English copper coin, it is of more direct American relevance than the Wood's Hibernias or dozens of other "classic" U.S. colonial issues, some of which rarely or never saw American shores.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade AU58+
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 30879869

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