1723 Wood's Hibernia Farthing. Martin 3.3-Bc.3, W-12350. Rarity-1. DEI. GRATIA. REX. AU-55 (PCGS).
58.5 grains. This glossy deep chocolate-brown and impressively choice Wood's Hibernia farthing plays host to evenly featured design motifs and essentially mark-free surfaces. The relationship between dealer Richard Picker and collector Ted Craige seems to have worked smoothly for years, with Picker supplying Craige with some of the nicest coins available at the time of purchase. Indeed, the offering of the Craige coins brings numerous beautiful and rare pieces to the numismatic marketplace, many of them out of the markets for 50 years and more! Choice for the grade.
Pedigree: From the Ted L. Craige Collection. Richard Picker envelope with attribution notation included.