1678 St. Patrick Halfpenny

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St. Patrick Halfpenny Coinage
(Mark Newby Coinage)

Mark Newby, who immigrated to America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1681, brought with him a number of copper pieces believed to have been struck in Dublin, Ireland.

In 1682 the General Assembly of New Jersey made the coins legal tender. Newby as a member of the West Jersey Legislature, influenced this act.

Obverse: King David kneeling and playing the harp. The legend FLOREAT REX (“May King Prosper”) is separated by a crown.

Reverse: St. Patrick with a crozier in his left hand and a trefoil in his right. He is surrounded by people. At his left side is a shield of Dublin. The legend WCCE GREX (“Behold the Flock”).

Diameter: 28 mm

Copper-plated lead-free metal.

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