Gibraltar 1842/1 2 quarts
This specimen was lot 24816 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "Victoria Proof 2 Quarts 1842/1, PR65 RB NGC, the mirrored surfaces showing some abrasions. Rare." 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: 48,000 plus proofs.
Catalog reference: KM 2.
- 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.