A gorgeous colonial issue in a fantastic state of preservation. Colorful lavender and red tones with fantastic luster throughout. As nice of an example as one can expect to find.
The farthing is the scarcest denomination of the Hibernia-Voce Populi issues. This large letters variety is the more collectible of the two letter punch sizes. CAC approved for quality and eye appeal.
One of the best-struck examples of this popular Maryland colonial that we've ever seen. Some very light pockmarks are noticeable around 11 o'clock on the obverse and 4 o'clock on the reverse. However, the strike and quality of the surfaces still far exceed most XF or even AU examples of this collectible piece.
A fascinating issue as the origin of these issues is not clear, except that it was likely rooted in the desire of the Continental Congress to issue a monetary medium of exchange. Issued in 1776, most of these examples were made of pewter as silver was not affordable to the fledgling government. Likely struck in three different cities, New York City, Philadelphia, and/or Lancaster, PA these are very popular issues due to their association with the Revolutionary War. This more affordable example displays evenly worn surfaces with a few planchet flaws but still represents the grade nicely with clear details.