Great Britain (1649-59) penny

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6518
Great Britain SB117-6518r.jpg

This specimen was lot 6518 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, ND, Commonwealth (1649-60). NGC MS-63. Good strike with appealing dove grey tone and nice luster." During the Commonwealth, the half, one and two pence were struck in silver, denomination which in later centuries would be struck in copper. None are dated.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3222; KM-387.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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