Gibraltar (1841) 1/2 quart

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24815
Gibraltar c1841 half quart rev H3026-24815.jpg

This specimen was lot 24815 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Proof Half Quart ND (1841), PR66 BN NGC, exquisite quality and beautiful appearance, fully struck with deeply mirrored fields, and luxurious pinkish blue iridescence perfectly distributed on each side. A coiner's masterpiece, very rare in this condition. KM value is $1350. This wonderful specimen deserves to top that." This coin was part of a brief issue of circulating copper coinage comprising half, one and two quarts. Some proofs were struck for collectors 1860-61 and the coinage ceased until the colony fell into the clutches of the Popjoy mint in recent times.

Recorded mintage: a few proofs.

Specification: copper, 18 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 1.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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