Great Britain 1692 4 pence

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Heritage sale 3073, part of lot 32951
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 32951 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), which sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "William & Mary 4-Piece Uncertified Maundy Set 1692, 1) Penny - UNC (light surface hairlines), KM 468.2; 2) 2 Pence - AU (light surface hairlines, flan flaw), KM 469; 3) 3 Pence - UNC (cleaned), KM 470.2; 4) 4 Pence - AU (light surface hairlines), KM 471.2. A pleasantly toned group in markedly high quality for the usual weakness of William and Mary's coinage. Sold as is, no returns. From the Engelen Collection of World Coinage." This type was struck 1692-94 and is fairly common. Silver groats were struck until the reign of queen Victoria and a few are still struck for the Maundy sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.01 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 471.2; KM-MDS27 (set).

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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