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The First Hammered Farthing

593219. SOLD $475

PLANTAGENET. Edward I. 1272-1307. AR Farthing (13mm, 0.42 g, 6h). New coinage, class 1a. London (Tower) mint. Struck May-December 1279. Crowned facing bust / Long cross pattée, triple pellets in quarters. Withers I 1a; SCBI 39 (North), 996-9; North 1051/1; SCBC 1443. Touch of porosity. Toned. Good VF. Strong portrait.