Great Britain 1717 3 pence
This specimen was lot 4328 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $517.50. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Threepence, 1717. George I. Superb mint state Much rarer than the sixpences and shillings of this reign in this grade. NGC graded MS-66." This type is listed for 1717, 1721, 1723 and 1727. The threepences of George II (KM 569, 1729-60) are much more available.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.50 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: S.3655; ESC-2015. KM-541.1.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
- 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.