Great Britain 1686 penny

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Heritage sale 3042, part of lot 33304
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 33304 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), which sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "James II Four Coin Maundy Set 1686 XF. A choice Extremely Fine set with light envelope toning. One of the earliest Maundy Sets, and truly outstanding for the period." Silver pennies were struck for James II 1685-88 and are reasonably available. The penny was not converted to copper until 1797 and silver pennies are still struck for the Maundy sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .50 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 449, S-3418, KM-MDS22 (set).

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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