An absolutely pleasing example of the Mark Newby or Saint Patrick "halfpence." Both sides are warm golden-tan in appearance, and other than some faint microgranularity that comes to light under low magnification, the surfaces are essentially unmarked to the unaided eye. The devices are fairly sharp for the grade and type, with perfect centering and with the faces of the crowd of followers on the reverse fairly crisp on most of the figures. No brass splasher is evident at the obverse crown. A basic type set of Saint Patrick coppers consists of just two issues, the "farthing" and the "halfpenny" offered here -- one successful bid on this choice specimen and you're halfway home to your goal.