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New Jersey St. Patricks with Major Varieties (1663-1672)

Number of Required Items

5
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

48.333

The St. Patrick’s coins were actually struck in Dublin, Ireland, but were brought to America by Mark Newby, their maker. Desperate as they were for coinage of any kind, the colonial New Jersey legislature made the coins legal tender. This Major Variety set includes the two denominations (Farthing and Halfpenny) plus some interesting varieties in the Farthing denomination. The silver version is particularly interesting and may have been intended for an additional denomination. Occasionally, the copper pieces will have a brass plug or splasher in the area of the hovering crown, imparting a golden color that contrasts with the brown of the rest of the coin. This set is easy to complete because only the silver piece is expensive. However, high grade examples are rare, so expect to spend some time, money, and effort on upgrading.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Garrett Collection 80.00% 50.00 R 50.00 37.50
2 The Norweb Family 80.00% 44.44 R 44.89 33.67

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating