Great Britain 1693 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 29588
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This specimen was lot 29588 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "William & Mary 6 Pence 1693 MS63 NGC, Royal mint. An exceptional example of this seldom-found-choice type with rich olive-brown cabinet toning throughout and an impeccable strike that boldly renders all of the intended detail. A small, nearly invisible mark in front of the conjoin[ed] busts prevents full Gem certification." This type is noted for 1693-94 and is the only sixpence to feature both monarchs.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, .925 fine.

Catalog reference: KM481, S-3478, ESC-1529.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 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.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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