Great Britain 1710 penny
This 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." Silver pennies of George I were struck for circulation and Maundy sets 1703-13. No copper halfpennies were struck during Anne's reign and farthings are famously rare, being featured in murder mysteries. 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 512, S-3599, KM-MDS39 (set).
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.