Great Britain 1710 4 pence
The first specimen was part of lot 27639 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $558.13. The catalog description noted, "Anne to George II silver coins, various types, average grade VF and toned." The second specimen was part of lot 33310 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), which sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Anne Four Coin Maundy Set 1710 XF/AU. This is a well matched set exhibiting minimal toning and maintaining strong original luster. Seldom offered in any grade, most illustrious this choice." The four pence or groat was struck for queen Anne 1703-13 in sufficient numbers that it is fairly common today. During the later eighteenth century it was overtaken by the sixpence and was relegated to the Maundy set (one, two, three and fourpence in silver).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 515, S-3599, KM-MDS39 (set).
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
- 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.