Requires Photography

St. Patrick Copper or "Newby's Farthing"

British Colonial Issue
struck about 1674–5; circulated in New Jersey after 1681
Possibly designed by Nicholas Briot, Possibly after Léonard Gaultier (French, 1561–1641)

Mint: Dublin (probably), Ireland

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 208?


Diameter and weight: 24.5 mm, 5.39 gm (15/16 in., 0.19 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper and Brass

Not On View





Obv: FLOREAT  REX  around a kneeling king with a harp, a crown in the field above is struck over a brass plug, and the whole is surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: QUIESCAT PLEBS. around St. Patrick as a standing Bishop with mitre and cross, a cathedral or church is in the background, and the whole is surrounded by a finely beaded rim
Edge: reeded

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. George L. Walton