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St. Patrick Copper or "Newby's Farthing"

Obv: FLOREAT : REX : around a kneeling king with a harp, a crown in the field above is struck over a brass plug, and the whole is surrounded by a beaded rim Rev: QUIESCAT PLEBS. around St. Patrick as a standing Bishop with mitre and cross, a cathedral or church is in the background, and the...

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Credit Line

Gift of Dr. George L. Walton

British Colonial Issue, struck about 1674–5; circulated in New Jersey after 1681


Dublin (probably), Ireland

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 208?

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper and Brass




Numismatics, Coins