St. Patrick Farthing 1681


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On the back of this coin it has St. Patrick holding a cross in front of a church & driving serpents into the sea with the legend, “Quiescat Plebs” (May the people be quiet).
The front shows a King on his knees playing a harp and gazing up at a crown with the legend “Floreat Rex”(May the king prosper).
A man named Mark Newby, from Dublin brought these coins to New Jersey around the year 1681.
Because of the pressing need for coins in the colonies, the Farthing became legal money in May of 1682.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 3 × 4 × .125 in