Great Britain 1675 half penny

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Goldberg sale 89, lot 1041

This specimen was lot 1041 in Goldberg sale 89 (New York, January 2016), where it sold for $3,510. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles II (1660-1685). Copper Halfpenny, 1675, No stops on obverse, laureate and cuirassed bust left, CAROLVS A CAROLO, toothed border both sides. Rev. Britannia seated left on globe, with shield, spear and spray of leaves, date in exergue, BRITAN NIA. legend, inverted die axis. Extremely fine, toned. Extremely rare, unpriced in the Standard Catalogue in such high grade. ex Gregory Collection (part 3), Baldwin's Auction 50, 24 April 2007, lot 315." This half penny of 1672-75 is reasonably priced up thru grade Fine; VF is seven times the price of Fine and XF is nearly triple the price of VF.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce but slightly more available than those of James II.

Specification: copper, this specimen 11.33 g.

Catalog reference: Peck 517; S 3393, KM 437.


  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 89, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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