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    St. Patrick Coppers 1674-1675 (1681)


    small planchet

    Type 2 - some design below the kneeling David

    Section 3 - Land under David and various punctuation after REX



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    [1641-42]        Type 2, section 3, number 1                        St. Patrick copper, small planchet

    Obverse:  FLOREAT   [star] REX [4 stars, the first two are larger]
    Reverse:  QVIE[S]CA[T] [PLEBS]

    Weight:  78.8 g   (5.10 grams)                  Diameter:  24.2 mm

    Comments:  On the obverse below David are horizontal shapes sometimes called ground. In the legend the the bend in the harp at the bottom of the headpiece is at the space between the F and the L in FLOREAT, the head is aligned with the end of the R. The four spikes on David's crown are aligned from the final stroke of the R to the bottom horizontal stroke in the E of REX. The reverse is well worn. The snake is just to the right of the letter Q.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection. This is one a group of St Patrick copper Mr. Gore obtained from William Anton, Jr., President of Woodcliff Investment Corporation on August 9, 1967. According to Anton's letter the coins were duplicates from the F.C.C. Boyd collection.



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    [1641-42]        Type 2, section 3, number 2                        St. Patrick copper, small planchet

    Obverse:  FLORE[AT]   REX ..
    Reverse:  QVIESCAT [PLE]BS

    Weight:  97.7 g   (6.32 grams)                  Diameter:  24.3 mm

    Comments:  On the obverse below David are horizontal shapes sometimes called ground. The bend in the harp is at the F in FLOREAT while the head is at the horizontal of the R. Note that the letter O is smaller than the other letters. The four spikes in David's crown point from the final stroke of the R to the bottom horizontal stroke in the E of REX. The second stop after REX is smaller that the first. On the reverse the most unusual feature is that there is a small pig to the right of Patrick, usually there is only one pig which is located to Patrick's left. The snake in under the Q. Patrick's outstretched hand points the space between the V and the I of QVIESCAT. The crosses on Patrick's miter are close to the T. The legend PLEBS is somewhat difficult to read but one can determine the staff points to the letter E. The horizontal of the cross on the church steeple appears to be below the S in PLEBS.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection. This is one a group of St Patrick copper Mr. Gore obtained from William Anton, Jr., President of Woodcliff Investment Corporation on August 9, 1967. According to Anton's letter the coins were duplicates from the F.C.C. Boyd collection.



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    [1641-42]        Type 2, section 3, number 3                        St. Patrick copper, small planchet

    Obverse:  FLOREAT   : REX :
    Reverse:  QVIESCAT .PLEB. S

    Weight:  80.2 g   (5.20 grams)                  Diameter:  25.2 mm

    Comments:  On the obverse below David are horizontal shapes sometimes called ground. The harp is quite worn but the bend appears to be at the space between the L and the O. The head of the harp cannot be seen. Note the spikes in David's crown point from the center of the R to the bottom horizontal stroke of the E in REX. On the reverse the snake extends under the Q. The two crosses on Patrick's miter are rather large and close to the P. His staff points to the serif on the end of the horizontal stroke of the E in PLEBS. The stop before PLEBS is very high, there is also a stop (possibly a die break) at the top of the B. The S is distant and larger than the other letters, unfortunately it is well worn on this example. On the church steeple the left side of the horizontal bar of the cross touches the top vertical on Patrick's Metropolitan cross staff. The right end of the horizontal bar on the steeple cross is just below B in the space between the B and S in PLEBS.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection. This is one a group of St Patrick copper Mr. Gore obtained from William Anton, Jr., President of Woodcliff Investment Corporation on August 9, 1967. According to Anton's letter the coins were duplicates from the F.C.C. Boyd collection.



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    [1641-42]        Type 2, section 3, number 4                        St. Patrick copper, small planchet

    Obverse:  FLOREAT .   : REX :
    Reverse:  QVIESCAT : PLEBS :

    Weight:  79.2 g   (5.13 grams)                  Diameter:  25.1 mm

    Comments:  On the obverse below David are horizontal shapes sometimes called ground. The bend in the harp is at the L in FLOREAT while the head of the hard is opposite the final stroke of the R. The dot after the T is high and distant. The four spikes in David's crown point from the vertical in the R to the vertical in the E of REX. On the reverse the head of the snake is slightly under the Q. Patrick's outstretched hand points the vertical stroke in the E of QVIESCAT. The higher stop in the colon after QVIESCAT is small. The crosses on Patrick's miter are centered but rather large. Patrick's staff points to the horizontal stroke of the E in PLEBS. On the church steeple the top of the cross is touching the E and the horizontal bar of the cross is touching the vertical of the B in PLEBS. The colon after PLEBS is weak and distant, just above the small cross on the back end of the church.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection. This is one a group of St Patrick copper Mr. Gore obtained from William Anton, Jr., President of Woodcliff Investment Corporation on August 9, 1967. According to Anton's letter the coins were duplicates from the F.C.C. Boyd collection.



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    [1641-42]        Type 2, section 3, number 5                        St. Patrick copper, small planchet

    Obverse:  FLOREAT   REX
    Reverse:  Q[V]IESCAT PLEBS

    Weight:  89.2 g   (5.78 grams)                  Diameter:  25.1 mm

    Comments:   On the obverse below David there appear to be horizontal shapes sometimes called ground, they are quite worn on this example. Also the edge has been clipped from 3:30 to 5:30 o'clock. The bend in the harp occurs at the space between the O and R in FLOREAT while the head of the hard appears to point toward the A. The four spikes in David's crown point from the vertical in the R to the vertical in the E of REX. There is a massive die break from the top of the A in FLOREAT to past the R in REX. On the reverse the head of the snake appears to be somewhat under the Q, but the area is badly worn. The croses on his miter are large and seem to be somewhat closer to the T than the P. Patrick's staff points to the horizontal stroke of the E in PLEBS. The top of the cross on the church steeple is touching the E and the horizontal bar of the cross touches the vertical of the B in PLEBS.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection. This is one a group of St Patrick copper Mr. Gore obtained from William Anton, Jr., President of Woodcliff Investment Corporation on August 9, 1967. According to Anton's letter the coins were duplicates from the F.C.C. Boyd collection.


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