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CNG 91, Lot: 1441. Estimate $300.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNITED STATES, Colonial & Related. Pre-Revolutionary Imports. CU ‘Halfpenny’ (27mm, 8.13 g, 12h). Newbie’s ‘St. Patrick’ type. Uncertain mint in Dublin. Struck 1674-1675. Authorized for circulation in West New Jersey, 18 May 1682. King David standing left, playing harp; crown above / St. Patrick standing facing, holding shamrock and crozier; followers around. Edge: Plain. Vlack 4-E; DF 340; Whitman W-11540; Breen 204. Fine, usual brass plug near the crown on the obverse. Very rare variety with small letters on each side.

From the Innisfree Collection. Ex William C. Boyd Collection (Baldwin’s 42, 26 September 2005), lot 1366 (inherited from George H. Gaviller, 1880 [includes ticket]).