Great Britain 1679 3 pence
This specimen was lot 70664 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $80. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 3 Pence, 1679. Charles II (1660-85). PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Toned with underlying luster and quite attractive." This is the most affordable of the silver minors of Charles II when compared to the silver tuppence, groat, sixpence and shilling.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: S-3386; KM-433.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.