Great Britain 1698 2 pence

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Goldberg sale 87, lot 3100
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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, part of lot 22791
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The first specimen was lot 3100 in Goldberg sale 87 (Los Angeles, September 2015), where it sold for $564. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Twopence, 1698. William III. Electric blue toning. Uncirculated and probably from the same original Maundy Set as the Penny offered here. This is so well struck it has the appearance of a specimen or specially made piece. NGC graded MS-64." The second specimen was part of lot 22791 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), which sold for $780. The catalog description[2] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Maundy Set, 1698. William III (1694-1702). S-3553; KM-MDS30. Nicely struck with even tone and strong underlying luster. Quite exceptional for this normally well circulated issue. All designated prooflike by PCGS. Provenance: From the Q. David Bowers Collection." This type is listed for 1698 only yet is fairly common. The reverse was redesigned for 1699-1700 (KM 500.2).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.00 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 500.1, S.3551; ESC-2206.


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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 87: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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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